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American English: /ˈdʒərkwɔtər/
British English: /ˈdʒəːkwɔːtə/

Translation of jerkwater in Spanish:


  • (American English) [colloquial] (before noun)
    Example sentences
    • I'm getting the hell out of this jerkwater town!
    • In Britain, we don't have such gems of railway vocabulary as jerkwater.
    • The hamburger is about as all-American as a food could possibly be… especially one named after some jerkwater town in Germany.

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