a : moving along with or marked by fits and starts
b : characterized by abrupt transitions
Examples of JERKY
- The movie was jerky and hard to watch.
- <made jerky progress walking with the new crutches>
First Known Use of JERKY
Related to JERKY
- bumpy, choppy, herky-jerky, jouncy, rough
- judicious, prudent, sagacious, sage, sane, sapient, sensible, sound, wise
Origin of JERKY
from Quechua ch'arki
First Known Use: 1850
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