how to pronounce jiffy


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jiffy is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of jiffy in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… Miles's Jiffy Pop which is actually kind …”

meanings of jiffy


  1. The length of an alternating current power cycle (1/60 or 1/50 of a second).
  2. Short for jiffy bag, a padded envelope.
  3. Alternative form of Jiffy bag.
  4. A very short, unspecified length of time.
  5. The time taken for light to travel a specified distance in a vacuum, usually one centimetre, but sometimes one foot or the width of a nucleon.
  6. A unit of time defined by the frequency of its basic timer - historically, and by convention, 0.01 of a second, but some computer operating systems use other values.

jiffy frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word jiffy occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics jiffy can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that jiffy can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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