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jerk·y 1

 (jûr′kē)
adj. jerk·i·er, jerk·i·est
1. Characterized by jerks or jerking: a jerky train ride.
2. Slang Foolish; silly: jerky ideas about saving money.

jerk′i·ly adv.
jerk′i·ness n.

jerk·y 2

 (jûr′kē)
n.
Meat cured by jerking. Also called charqui.

[Alteration of charqui.]

jerky

(ˈdʒɜːkɪ)
adj, jerkier or jerkiest
characterized by jerks; spasmodic
ˈjerkily adv
ˈjerkiness n

jerk•y1

(ˈdʒɜr ki)

adj. jerk•i•er, jerk•i•est.
1. characterized by jerks or sudden starts; spasmodic.
2. Slang. silly; foolish; stupid; ridiculous.
[1855–60]
jerk′i•ly, adv.
jerk′i•ness, n.

jer•ky2

(ˈdʒɜr ki)

n.
jerked meat.
[1840–50; < American Spanish charqui]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jerky - meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
meat - the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
beef jerky - strips of dried beef
biltong - meat that is salted and cut into strips and dried in the sun
Adj.1.jerky - lacking a steady rhythm; "an arrhythmic heartbeat"
unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"
2.jerky - marked by abrupt transitions; "choppy prose"
sudden - happening without warning or in a short space of time; "a sudden storm"; "a sudden decision"; "a sudden cure"
3.jerky - having or revealing stupidityjerky - having or revealing stupidity; "ridiculous anserine behavior"; "a dopey answer"; "a dopey kid"; "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
stupid - lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

jerky

adjective bumpy, rough, jolting, jumpy, shaky, bouncy, uncontrolled, twitchy, fitful, spasmodic, convulsive, tremulous He stood abruptly and left the room at a fast, jerky walk.
flowing, smooth, gliding, frictionless

jerky

adjective
Translations
كثير الرجْرَجات، بصوتٍ مُتَقَطِّع
trhavý
stødvis
szaggatott
rykkjóttur
trhaný
sarsıntılısilkintili

jerky

[ˈdʒɜːkɪ] ADJ (jerkier (compar) (jerkiest (superl))) [movement, motion] → brusco; [speech] → entrecortado, vacilante

jerky

[ˈdʒɜːrki] adj [movement] → saccadé(e)

jerky

adj (+er)
ruckartig; way of speakingabgehackt; a jerky ride over cobbles/in an old buseine holprige Fahrt über Kopfsteinpflaster/in einem alten Bus
(inf: = foolish) → bekloppt (inf)

jerky

[ˈdʒɜːkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (motion, speech) → convulso/a, a scatti; (ride) → pieno/a di scossoni

jerk

(dʒəːk) noun
a short, sudden movement. We felt a jerk as the train started.
verb
to move with a jerk or jerks. He grasped my arm and jerked me round; The car jerked to a halt.
ˈjerky adjective
jerking; full of jerks. a jerky movement; a jerky way of speaking.
ˈjerkily adverb
ˈjerkiness noun
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Compared to the behavior of residents, the behavior of the focal introduced animal was often hesitant; its movements jerkier and more agitated.
In the final hour the chefs' movements are livelier and jerkier but everything seems under control.
These progress to slurred speech and jerkier, less stable movement.