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yerk

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verb \ˈyərk\

Definition of yerk

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

  3. 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. 1 Scotland :  a lashing out :  kick

  2. 2 dialect :  jerk 1

First Known Use of yerk

1581

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