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yerk

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verb \ ˈyərk \

Definition of yerk

transitive verb
1 dialect :to beat vigorously :thrash
2 dialect :to attack or excite vigorously :goad

Origin and Etymology of yerk

Middle English, to bind tightly


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yerk

noun

Definition of yerk

1 Scotland :a lashing out :kick
2 dialect :jerk 1

First Known Use of yerk

1581


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