After some back-and-forth, Morgan asked: “Can you stop being such a jerk?”
We did some more sexy crunches, and then he had me do some more sit-throughs and I called him a jerk.
Instantly the jerk in 11C reclines his seat all the way back.
All this raises for me (again) the jerk question I explored over the weekend.
I am mad at every jerk who wants these women to loathe themselves.
Suddenly, Bert gave a jerk to his line and landed a fair-sized pickerel.
Suddenly the door is pulled open with a jerk and our enemy leaps in.
An appreciable time elapses between the striking of the tendon and the jerk.
Even as he held it up for all of them to see, his limbs began to jerk and stiffen.
"jerk quick and hard when we raise the boxes," the referee directed.
"to pull," 1540s, "to lash, strike as with a whip," of uncertain origin, perhaps echoic. Related: Jerked; jerking.
as a method of preserving meat, 1707, American English, from American Spanish carquear, from charqui (see jerky). Related: Jerked.
1550s, "stroke of a whip," from jerk (v.1). Sense of "sudden sharp pull or twist" first recorded 1570s. Meaning "involuntary spasmodic movement of limbs or features" first recorded 1805. As the name of a popular dance, it is attested from 1966. Sense in soda jerk attested from 1883, from the pulling motion required to work the taps.
"tedious and ineffectual person," 1935 (the lyric in "Big Rock Candy Mountain" apparently is "Where they hung the Turk [not jerk] that invented work"), American English carnival slang, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from jerkwater town (1878), where a steam locomotive crew had to take on boiler water from a trough or a creek because there was no water tank [Barnhart, OED]. This led 1890s to an adjectival use of jerk as "inferior, insignificant." Alternatively, or influenced by, verbal phrase jerk off "masturbate" [Rawson].
jerk 1 (jûrk)
v. jerked, jerk·ing, jerks
To make spasmodic motions. n.
A sudden reflexive or spasmodic muscular movement. See deep reflex.
jerks Involuntary convulsive twitching often resulting from excitement. Often used with the.
: a couple of jerk wops
jerk off (1940s+)
[the derogatory term comes fr jerk off, ''masturbate''; the form soda jerker is found by 1883]