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Meaning of jerky by Wiktionary Dictionary

jerky


    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -ɜː( r )ki

    Adjective

    jerky ( comparative jerkier, superlative jerkiest )

    1. Characterized by physical jerking .

    Etymology 2

    From Quechuan charqui ( “sun-dried or air-dried strips of meat” )

    Noun

    jerky ( countable and uncountable; plural: jerkies )

    1. Lean meat cured and preserved by cutting into thin strips and air-drying in the sun .
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Explanation of jerky by Wordnet Dictionary

jerky


    Adjective
    1. having or revealing stupidity

    2. marked by abrupt transitions

    3. lacking a steady rhythm

    Noun
    1. meat ( especially beef ) cut in strips and dried in the sun