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yerk

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verb \ˈyərk\

Definition of yerk

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 dial :  to beat vigorously :  thrash

  3. 2 dial :  to attack or excite vigorously :  goad



Origin and Etymology of yerk

Middle English, to bind tightly


First Known Use: circa 1520


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yerk

noun

Definition of yerk

  1. 1 Scottish :  a lashing out :  kick

  2. 2 dial :  jerk 1



1581

First Known Use of yerk

1581


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