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1jerky

adjective \ˈjər-kē\

: marked by quick rough motions or sudden starts and stops

: foolish, stupid, or rude

jerk·i·erjerk·i·est

Full Definition of JERKY

1
a :  moving along with or marked by fits and starts
b :  characterized by abrupt transitions
2
:  inane, foolish
jerk·i·ly \-kə-lē\ adverb
jerk·i·ness \-kē-nəs\ noun
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Examples of JERKY

  1. The movie was jerky and hard to watch.
  2. <made jerky progress walking with the new crutches>

First Known Use of JERKY

1670

Rhymes with JERKY

2jerky

noun jer·ky \ˈjər-kē\

: meat that has been cut into long strips and dried

Full Definition of JERKY

:  jerked meat

Origin of JERKY

Spanish charqui, from Quechua ch'arki
First Known Use: 1850
JERKIER Defined for Kids

jerky

adjective \ˈjər-kē\
jerk·i·erjerk·i·est

Definition of JERKY for Kids

:  moving with sudden starts and stops <a jerky ride>

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