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herky–jerky

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adjective \ˈhər-kē-ˈjər-kē\

Simple Definition of herky–jerky

  • : not smooth or graceful : marked by sudden movements or changes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of herky–jerky

  1. :  characterized by sudden, irregular, or unpredictable movement or style

Origin of herky–jerky

reduplication of jerky


First Known Use: 1957

Rhymes with herky–jerky


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