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You go an' wash your 'ands, an' I'll 'ave your dinner up in 'alf a jiff!

"Begorra, but ye are right, Jiff," was the hearty response of the Irishman.

Mrs. Jiff always “forgot to bring” her own comb and hair brush.

I'll be back in a jiff, and supper'll be ready's soon I can git it.

“Some of the hands would like to see you for half a jiff, Mr. Wade,” said he.

"I'll find you some in half a jiff," said Dorrie Barnes, whisking off immediately.

Ah, Jiff, it does me good to see your handsome silf; and how have ye been, and how do ye expect to continue to be?

Jiff the policeman was entrusted with the delivery of the message, a verbal one, and I went with him.

Tumbled to the trick in a jiff; never let on but what he wrote the letter, never will let on, I bet.

I'd rather wear my homespun rig of pepper-salt and gray— I'll have it on in half a jiff, when I get home to-day.

WORD ORIGIN

1797, short for jiffy.

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