herky-jerky

adjective
\ˈhər-kē-ˈjər-kē \

Definition of herky-jerky 

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

First Known Use of herky-jerky

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for herky-jerky

reduplication of jerky

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herky-jerky

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English Language Learners Definition of herky-jerky

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

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