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[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+)


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