herky-jerky

adjective \ ˈhər-kē-ˈjər-kē \

Definition of herky-jerky

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

Origin and Etymology of herky-jerky

reduplication of jerky


HERKY-JERKY Defined for English Language Learners

herky-jerky

Definition of herky-jerky for English Language Learners

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


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