jerky

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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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