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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
References in classic literature ?
The regimental commander walked with his jerky steps to the front of the regiment and examined it from a distance.
My jests, gentlemen, are of course in bad taste, jerky, involved, lacking self-confidence.
His eternally watchful demeanour, his jerky, nervous talk, even his, as it were, determined silences, seemed to imply - and, I believe, they did imply - that to his mind the ship was never safe in my hands.
Behind him stalked with regular, jerky steps, the famous machine-man called Tik-tok, who had been wound up by Dorothy for the occasion.
The phonograph now began to play a jerky jumble of sounds which proved so bewildering that after a moment Scraps stuffed her patchwork apron into the gold horn and cried: "Stop--stop
And Michael, spilling over with unused vitality from the cramped space of the Eugenie's deck, scampered down the beach in a hurly-burly of joy, scenting a thousand intimate land-scents as he ran, and describing a jerky and eccentric course as he made short dashes and good-natured snaps at the coconut crabs that scuttled across his path to the safety of the water or reared up and menaced him with formidable claws and a spluttering and foaming of the shell-lids of their mouths.
The words were somewhat jerky, but plain to understand.
It was Marilla who spoke, alarm in every jerky word.
So she wound up Number Three, and at once the copper man in a somewhat stiff and jerky fashion walked out of the rocky cavern, took off his copper hat and bowed politely, and then kneeled before Dorothy.
She arose with the abrupt stiffness of an automaton, poured herself a cup of cold coffee, and in the same jerky way sat down again.
He spoke in little, sharp, jerky outbursts, and it seemed to me that to speak at all was very painful to him, and that his will all through was overriding his inclinations.
Something had to drive him out of the New York room to live out his life an obscure, jerky little fig- ure, bobbing up and down on the streets of an Ohio town at evening when the sun was going down be- hind the roof of Wesley Moyer's livery barn.