jerky

1 [jur-kee]
adjective, jerkier, jerkiest.
1.
characterized by jerks or sudden starts; spasmodic.
2.
Slang. silly; foolish; stupid; ridiculous.

Origin:
1855–60; jerk1 + -y1

jerkily, adverb
jerkiness, noun
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jerky

2 [jur-kee]
noun
meat, especially beef, that has been cut in strips and preserved by drying in the sun; jerked meat.
Also, jerk.


Origin:
1840–50, Americanism; alteration of charqui

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jerky1 (ˈdʒɜːkɪ)
 
adj , jerkier, jerkiest
characterized by jerks; spasmodic
 
'jerkily1
 
adv
 
'jerkiness1
 
n

jerky2 (ˈdʒɜːkɪ)
 
n
another word for jerk

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jerky
1850, Amer.Eng., from Amer.Sp. charqui "jerked meat," from Quechua ch'arki "dried flesh." The verb jerk "to cure meat by cutting into long thin slices and drying in the sun" is recorded from 1707.
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Example sentences
About all his reactions there is that jerky quickness which comes of long
  vigilance.
Quicker and the scene looks jerky, slower and the scene gets boring.
But always that jerky twitching, always that smacking of rodent lips.
Others get motion sickness from the jerky camera style.
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