- progressing in a fitfully jerky or irregular manner: a herky-jerky home movie shown on an old projector.
Origin of herky-jerky
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Herky-Jerky did not wait for permission; he untied me, and helped me to my feet.
Bud yelled at him, so did Bill; Herky-Jerky said unpleasant things.
Herky-Jerky's boots suddenly stood on end, and I knew then he had also risen.
Herky-Jerky was the only one of his companions brave enough to start to help him.
Bill and Herky-Jerky were hanging on our words with unconcealed attention.