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jerk·y 1

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

Meat cured by jerking. Also called charqui.

[Alteration of charqui.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.jerkily - with spasms; "the mouth was slightly open, and jerked violently and spasmodically at one corner"
2.jerkily - with jerking motions; "She rose stiffly, jerkily from the window seat"
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[ˈdʒɜːkɪlɪ] ADV [move] → a tirones, a sacudidas; [play, write] → de modo desigual, nerviosamente


[ˈdʒɜːrkɪli] adv [move] → d'une démarche saccadée


advruckartig; (over cobbles etc) → holpernd, rüttelnd; speakholprig


[ˈdʒɜːkɪlɪ] adv (move) → a scatti; (speak, laugh) → in modo convulso


(dʒəːk) noun
a short, sudden movement. We felt a jerk as the train started.
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
References in classic literature ?
In the N office," I answered jerkily, with my eyes on my plate.
By its light I saw that the black ceiling was coming down upon me, slowly, jerkily, but, as none knew better than myself, with a force which must within a minute grind me to a shapeless pulp.
The wings flapped jerkily, click, block, clitter clock, and the machines drove up; they spread and ceased, and the apparatus came soaring through the air.
Evidently possessed by some idea, he stood over those who were singing, and solemnly and jerkily flourished above their heads his white arm with the sleeve turned up to the elbow, trying unnaturally to spread out his dirty fingers.
The ticker began to reel out jerkily its fitful coils of tape, the desk telephone had a chronic attack of buzzing.
she muttered jerkily, punctuating her words with murderous jabs of her pointed cleaning-stick.
Raskolnikov, white as a handkerchief, had answered sharply, jerkily, without dropping his black feverish eyes before Ilya Petrovitch's stare.
kept on quivering jerkily over the quivering ground, until one shed one's spurs, for there needed no spurs, threw away the reins, for there needed no reins, and hardly saw that the land before one was smoothly shorn heath when horse's neck and head would be already gone.
Later, he roams jerkily and wide-eyed like a child as he yearns to take control of his own destiny in the way he believes real humans do.
Stingray, the 1960s Gerry Anderson series, was populated by unconvincing puppets moved jerkily by an unseen hand.
As we sat and talked after our six-mile round-trip drive--it cost $19 pre-tip--some of those drivers lurched jerkily closer to him on his app while others slid further away.
Meister's work in this volume is compact, dark, and somewhat claustrophobic, like Paul Celan's (his inevitable comparison), but where Celan's poetry feels like a jack-in-the-box in its shocking bursts of energy, Meister's feels like a Jacob's ladder, infinitely and jerkily twisting in on itself.