jerky definition

  • adjective:
    • described as jerks or jerking: a jerky train trip.
    • Slang Foolish; absurd: jerky a few ideas about saving cash.
    • described as actual jerking.
    • going by jerks and begins; characterized by abrupt transitions
    • Foolish; ridiculous; stupid.
    • lacking a stable rhythm
    • marked by abrupt changes
    • having or revealing stupidity
  • noun:
    • Meat treated by jerking. Also called charqui.
    • Lean beef cured and preserved by cutting into thin strips and air-drying under the sun.
    • Meat, particularly meat, which has been cut-in pieces and dried; meat which has been jerked; see very first jerk, v.
    • look at herb.
    • See jerk.
    • meat (especially beef) cut-in strips and dried out in the sun
  • others:
    • Of a jerking personality; acting by jerks; spasmodic; capricious; impatient.

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