adjective/adjetivo (-kier, -kiest)
- 1 (not smooth) [speech] entrecortado he walked with short, jerky strides caminaba dando saltitos it was a jerky ride fuimos ( or fueron etc) dando botes por el camino
- 2 (contemptible) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], estúpido, memo [colloquial/familiar], pendejo (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar], gilipollas (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], huevón (Andes) (Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences
- The car squeaks to a halt and she glares at him because of his jerky stop.
- Focus on keeping your movements smooth and fluid rather than abrupt and jerky.
- They watched silently as the old plane lumbered over to gate 2, discharging a huge, billowing black cloud as it rolled to a jerky stop.