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1: lacking a steady rhythm; "an arrhythmic heartbeat" [syn: arrhythmic, jerking, jerky] 2: marked by abrupt transitions; "choppy prose" [syn: choppy, jerky] 3: having or revealing stupidity; "ridiculous anserine behavior"; "a dopey answer"; "a dopey kid"; "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books" [syn: anserine, dopy, dopey, foolish, goosey, goosy, gooselike, jerky] n 1: meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun [syn: jerky, jerked meat, jerk]
I. adjective ( jerkier; -est) Date: 1670 1. a. moving along with or marked by fits and starts characterized by abrupt transitions b. 2. inane, foolish • jerkily adverb • jerkiness noun II. noun Etymology: Spanish charqui, from Quechua ch'arki Date: 1850 jerked meat 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 aspic, barbecue, beef, beef extract, beef tea, boiled meat, bouilli, bouillon, broken, broken off, bully, bully beef, capricious, careening, cataclysmic, catchy, changeable, changing, charqui, chipped beef, chopped-off, choppy, civet, convulsive, decousu, desultory, deviating, deviative, deviatory, different, disastrous, disconnected, discontinued, discontinuous, discrete, disjunctive, disorderly, divaricate, divergent, diversified, diversiform, dried beef, eccentric, eclamptic, episodic, erose, erratic, fidgety, fitful, flesh, flickering, fluctuating, forcemeat, game, ground beef, guttering, hachis, halting, hamburger, hash, herky-jerky, heteroclite, immethodical, impulsive, incoherent, inconsistent, inconstant, intermittent, intermitting, interrupted, irregular, jagged, jerking, jiggety, joint, jugged hare, jumpy, lurching, meat, menue viande, mercurial, mince, motley, mutable, nonconformist, noncontinuous, nonlinear, nonsequential, nonserial, nonstandard, nonuniform, orgasmic, parenthetic, paroxysmal, pastrami, patchy, pemmican, pluralistic, pot roast, ragged, rambling, roast, roast beef, rough, salt beef, saltatory, sausage meat, scrapple, scrappy, seismic, snatchy, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, spastic, sporadic, spotty, staggering, suet, suspended, twitchety, twitching, twitchy, uncertain, unconnected, unequable, unequal, uneven, unjoined, unmethodical, unmetrical, unorthodox, unregular, unrhythmical, unsettled, unstable, unsteady, unsuccessive, unsystematic, ununiform, upheaving, variable, variegated, variform, various, varying, veering, vellicative, venison, viande, wandering, wavering, wobbling, wobbly
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