[hur-kuh-mer] /ˈhɜr kə mər/
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+)
[hurl] /hɜrl/ noun 1. a barb of a feather, used especially in dressing anglers’ flies. 2. an artificial fly dressed with a herl. /hɜːl/ noun (angling) 1. the barb or barbs of a feather, used to dress fishing flies 2. an artificial fly dressed with such barbs