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Jerk town

noun phrase

A small town; an insignificant village: to fool around a jerk town (1899+)


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    [jurk-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈdʒɜrkˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər/ adjective 1. Informal. insignificant and out-of-the-way: a jerkwater town. 2. (formerly) off the main line: a jerkwater train. noun 3. (formerly) a train not running on the main line. /ˈdʒɜːkˌwɔːtə/ adjective 1. (US & Canadian, slang) inferior and insignificant: a jerkwater town adjective Insignificant; trivial: These seem like jerkwater […]

  • Jerky

    [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 […]

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  • Jerne

    Jerne Jer·ne (yěr’nə), Niels Kai. Born 1911. Danish immunologist. He shared a 1984 Nobel Prize for pioneering immunology research.

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