[her-i-ter] /ˈhɛr ɪ tər/
(Scots law) a person who inherits; inheritor
[hur-kuh-mer] /ˈhɜr kə mər/ noun 1. Nicholas, 1728–77, American Revolutionary general.
- Herkimer cheese
noun a sharp cow’s-milk cheddar cheese made in New York Word Origin from Herkimer County, New York
- Herkimer jerkimer
noun phrase Any rustic, fool, or eccentric [1940s+; based on a jerk from Herkimer, that is, from a distant provincial place]
[hur-kee-jur-kee] /ˈhɜr kiˈdʒɜr ki/ adjective 1. progressing in a fitfully jerky or irregular manner: a herky-jerky home movie shown on an old projector. adjective Jerky; spasmodic; not smooth: bellow and quiver with those herky-jerky spasms/ herky-jerky instability of Shepard’s plays/ producing a herky-jerky style of governing (mid-1950s+)