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adj. (jerkier, jerkiest) 1 having sudden abrupt movements. 2 spasmodic. Derivatives: jerkily adv. jerkiness n.
Jerky Jerk"y, a. Moving by jerks and starts; characterized by abrupt transitions; as, a jerky vehicle; a jerky style.
(jerkier, jerkiest) Jerky movements are very sudden and quick, and do not flow smoothly. Mr Griffin made a jerky gesture. ? smooth ADJ: usu ADJ n • jerkily Using his stick heavily, he moved jerkily towards the car. ADV: ADV with v
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