Definition of Jerky

1. Noun. Meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun.

Exact synonyms: Jerk, Jerked Meat
Generic synonyms: Meat
Specialized synonyms: Beef Jerky, Biltong

2. Adjective. Lacking a steady rhythm. "An arrhythmic heartbeat"
Exact synonyms: Arrhythmic, Jerking
Similar to: Unsteady
Derivative terms: Arrhythmia, Jerk, Jerkiness

3. Adjective. Marked by abrupt transitions. "Choppy prose"
Exact synonyms: Choppy
Similar to: Sudden

4. Adjective. Having or revealing stupidity. "Some fool idea about rewriting authors' books"
Exact synonyms: Anserine, Dopey, Dopy, Foolish, Gooselike, Goosey, Goosy
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Stupid
Derivative terms: Dope, Dope, Foolishness, Goose, Goose, Jerk

Definition of Jerky

1. a. Moving by jerks and starts; characterized by abrupt transitions; as, a jerky vehicle; a jerky style.

Definition of Jerky

1. Adjective. Characterized by physical jerking. ¹

2. Noun. Lean meat cured and preserved by cutting into thin strips and air-drying in the sun. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jerky

1. characterized by jerking movements [adj JERKIER, JERKIEST] : JERKILY [adv] / dried meat [n -KIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jerky

jerkinheads
jerkins
jerkish
jerklike
jerkoffs
jerks
jerks off
jerksome
jerkwad
jerkwads
jerkwater
jerkwater town
jerkwater towns
jerkwaters
jerky (current term)
jerky nystagmus
jerky respiration
jermoonal
jeroboam
jeroboams
jeromite
jeropiga
jeropigas
jerque
jerqued
jerquer
jerquers
jerques
jerquing

Literary usage of Jerky

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1. Medical diagnosis: A Manual of Clinical Methods by John James Graham Brown (1884)
"jerky Breathing.—In nervous persons, and particularly in hysterical women, the inspiratory ... This jerky breathing, which is heard over the whole lungs, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... jerky movements with a tendency to ; simultaneously with the muscular jerk. rticles, due to a relaxation of grasp oc- s, depression, ..."

3. Supplement to Encyclopædia Britannica (ninth Edition): A Dictionary of Arts (1891)
"When about opposite the shoulder, the elbow is bent in toward and across the chest, at the same time sharply bending the wrist and making a sudden jerky ..."

4. Armature Winding and Motor Repair: Practical Information and Data Covering by Daniel Harvey Braymer (1920)
"jerky Operation of New Commutator Traced to Burred Commutator Bars.—In some instances where it has been necessary to temporarily reduce the speed of a ..."

5. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1884)
"... respirations 42 per minute, hurried, shallow, and jerky. NEW YORK PATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Slated Meeting, February 13, 1884. GEORGE F. SHRADY, MD, ..."

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