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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

jerky \jerk"y\, noun [Corrupted from Peruv. charqui dried beef.] Meat, especially beef, that has been cut in strips and dried; meat that has been jerked; see first {jerk}, v.; as, beef jerky [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

jerky \jerk"y\, adjective

1. Moving by jerks and starts; characterized by abrupt transitions; as, a jerky vehicle; a jerky style.

2. Foolish; ridiculous; stupid. [slang] [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

jerky

adjective

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}]

noun

1: meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun [syn: {jerky}, {jerked meat}, {jerk}]


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