There are 2 definitions of jerky in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒəːki
 
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adjective (jerkier, jerkiest)

Derivatives

jerkily

adverb
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  • As he moved jerkily towards the water, Slocum thought to herself: ‘He resembles a frog.’
  • The one grasped the other's arm and jerkily pulled her away from me.
  • I uttered a strangled yelp of sheer terror, as the unidentified floating object moved jerkily toward me.

jerkiness

noun
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  • I thanked him with a smile and eye contact - a brusque dismissive thanks would have compounded my jerkiness - and went to Polo.
  • Epic theater proceeds through an accumulation of gests, resulting in a calculated jerkiness.
  • But that means there's still that giveaway jerkiness of movement.

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Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw

There are 2 definitions of jerky in English:

jerky2

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Pronunciation: /ˈʤəːki
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Meat that has been cured by being cut into long, thin strips and dried: beef jerky
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    • The younger girl had fallen asleep, curled up in her blanket and still clutching the strip of beef jerky.
    • The slices of deep red sausage had the pungent flavour of barbecued pork, quite similar to a sweet beef jerky.
    • We saw strips of deep red beef jerky, sheets of golden-colored glucose that looked like glass, orange rind and salmon skin.

Origin

mid 19th century: from American Spanish charqui, from Quechua.

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