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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:
Noun1.jerkiness - the quality of being spasmodic and irregular
unregularity, irregularity - not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals
spasticity - the quality of moving or acting in spasms
rykkjótt gangur/yfirbragî


[ˈdʒɜːkɪnɪs] N [of movement] → brusquedad f; [of speech] → lo entrecortado


(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
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