[jurk-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈdʒɜrkˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər/
Informal. insignificant and out-of-the-way:
a jerkwater town.
(formerly) off the main line:
a jerkwater train.
(formerly) a train not running on the main line.
(US & Canadian, slang) inferior and insignificant: a jerkwater town
Insignificant; trivial: These seem like jerkwater sentiments (1897+)
[jur-kee] /ˈdʒɜr ki/ adjective, jerkier, jerkiest. 1. characterized by or sudden starts; spasmodic. 2. Slang. silly; foolish; stupid; ridiculous. [jur-kee] /ˈdʒɜr ki/ noun 1. meat, especially beef, that has been cut in strips and preserved by drying in the sun; meat. /ˈdʒɜːkɪ/ adjective jerkier, jerkiest 1. characterized by jerks; spasmodic /ˈdʒɜːkɪ/ noun 1. another word […]
- Jerky nystagmus
jerky nystagmus jerk·y nystagmus (jûr’kē) n. A nystagmus in which there is a slow drift of the eyes in one direction, followed by a rapid recovery movement.
Jerne Jer·ne (yěr’nə), Niels Kai. Born 1911. Danish immunologist. He shared a 1984 Nobel Prize for pioneering immunology research.
[jer-uh-boh-uh m] /ˌdʒɛr əˈboʊ əm/ noun 1. the first king of the Biblical kingdom of the Hebrews in N Palestine. 2. (lowercase) a large wine bottle having a capacity of about four ordinary bottles or 3 liters (3.3 quarts). /ˌdʒɛrəˈbəʊəm/ noun 1. a wine bottle holding the equivalent of four normal bottles (approximately 104 ounces) […]