Jerkiness



[jur-kee] /ˈdʒɜr ki/

adjective, jerkier, jerkiest.
1.
characterized by or sudden starts; spasmodic.
2.
Slang. silly; foolish; stupid; ridiculous.
/ˈdʒɜːkɪ/
adjective jerkier, jerkiest
1.
characterized by jerks; spasmodic
/ˈdʒɜːkɪ/
noun
1.
another word for jerk2 (sense 2)
n.

1850, American English, from American Spanish charqui “jerked meat,” from Quechua (Inca) ch’arki “dried flesh.”
adj.

“characterized by jerks,” 1858, from jerk (v.1) + -y (2). Related: Jerkily; jerkiness.

adjective

Having the traits of a jerk: any jerky Joe (1940s+)

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