herky-jerky

adjective
\ ˈhər-kē-ˈjər-kē How to pronounce herky-jerky (audio) \

Definition of herky-jerky

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

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First Known Use of herky-jerky

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for herky-jerky

reduplication of jerky

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The first known use of herky-jerky was in 1890

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“Herky-jerky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herky-jerky. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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