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Answer for the clue "Instant", 5 letters:
jiffy

Alternative clues for the word jiffy

Flash

Sec

Second

A very short time (as the time it takes to blink once)

Word definitions for jiffy in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES Jiffy bag COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ NOUN bag ▪ It suits me, she says to herself, pulling a thick, closely typed manuscript out of a jiffy bag . ▪ The door opened and he handed in the jiffy bag . ▪ Three minutes and...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Jiffy \Jif"fy\, n. [Perh. corrupt. fr. gliff.] [Written also giffy .] A moment; an instant; as, I will be ready in a jiffy. [Colloq.] --J. & H. Smith.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. (context colloquial English) A very short, unspecified length of time.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1780, "a moment, an instant," colloquial, origin unknown; said to be originally thieves' slang for "lightning."

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash" [syn: blink of an eye , flash , heartbeat , instant , split second , trice , twinkling , wink , New York minute ]

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Jiffy may refer to: Jiffy (time) , one of several different very short periods of time Jiffy, Another name for the card game Nertz , a fast paced, multiplayer version of Solitaire

Usage examples of jiffy.

Hank tuned out the racket drifting in from the sidewalk in front of the Jiffy Stop.

Every piece Hank had gathered, photographed and sketched at the Jiffy Stop implicated Doctor Charles H.

The stash in his coat pocket Sunday night at the Jiffy Stop was red-handed prima facie evidence.

While Claire had been showering, Zoey had read the article about the Jiffy Stop robbery.

She might have cruised past the Jiffy Stop if not for the towering standard and flashing sign out front.

I found three bags full of cash identical to the one in his pocket at the Jiffy Stop.

For all I knew, the other woman worked at the Jiffy Stop or met Charlie there on the sly.

I overheard an employee talking with a customer about a clerk being killed at the Jiffy Stop.

New, and I daresay compelling, evidence supporting the fact that the Jiffy Stop robbery was Mr.

These days, it was the only food I could tolerate besides Jiffy Pop popcorn.

I disconnected and stood staring out my kitchen window while I shook my Jiffy Pop.

As he did, three Jiffy Pop pans fell out onto the floor with a rattle and a bang.

UPS express courier delivered the tortoiseshell in a nondescript Jiffy mailer to a side door of the White House.

And then shall each Paddy, who once on the Liffey Perchance held the helm of some mackerel-hoy, Hold the helm of the state, and dispense in a jiffy More fishes than ever he caught when a boy.

I went upstairs and put the baster tube into an envelope and then into a jiffy bag brought from the office for the purpose and addressed it to Phil Urquhart.