[jur-kin] /ˈdʒɜr kɪn/
a close-fitting jacket or short coat, usually sleeveless, as one of leather worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
a sleeveless and collarless short jacket worn by men or women
a man’s sleeveless and collarless fitted jacket, often made of leather, worn in the 16th and 17th centuries
1510s, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Dutch jurk “a frock,” but this is a modern word, itself of unknown origin, and the initial consonant presents difficulties (Dutch -j- typically becomes English -y-).
[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 […]
[jurk] /dʒɜrk/ noun 1. a quick, sharp pull, thrust, twist, throw, or the like; a sudden movement: The train started with a jerk. 2. a spasmodic, usually involuntary, muscular movement, as the reflex action of pulling the hand away from a flame. 3. any sudden, quick movement of the body, as in dodging something. 4. […]
[jur-kin-hed] /ˈdʒɜr kɪnˌhɛd/ noun 1. a roof having a hipped end truncating a gable.
- Jerk mcgee
noun phrase A stupid person; jerk: Some Jerk McGee like you just got off the boat (1950s+)