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jerky

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adjective \ˈjər-kē\

Simple Definition of jerky

  • : marked by quick rough motions or sudden starts and stops

  • : foolish, stupid, or rude

Full Definition of jerky

jerk·i·erjerk·i·est

  1. 1 a :  moving along with or marked by fits and starts b :  characterized by abrupt transitions

  2. 2 :  inane, foolish

jerk·i·ly play \-kə-lē\ adverb
jerk·i·ness play \-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of jerky

  1. The movie was jerky and hard to watch.

  2. <made jerky progress walking with the new crutches>



1670

First Known Use of jerky

1670

Rhymes with jerky


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jerky

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noun jer·ky \ˈjər-kē\

Simple Definition of jerky

  • : meat that has been cut into long strips and dried

Full Definition of jerky

  1. :  jerked meat

Origin of jerky

Spanish charqui, from Quechua ch'arki


First Known Use: 1850



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