jerkiness


jerkiness

adjective, jerk·i·er, jerk·i·est.

  1. characterized by jerks or sudden starts; spasmodic.
  2. Slang. silly; foolish; stupid; ridiculous.

adjective jerkier or jerkiest

  1. characterized by jerks; spasmodic

noun

  1. another word for jerk 2 (def. 2)
n.

1850, American English, from American Spanish charqui “jerked meat,” from Quechua (Inca) ch’arki “dried flesh.”

adj.

“characterized by jerks,” 1858, from jerk (v.1) + -y (2). Related: Jerkily; jerkiness.

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