Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

yerk

[yurk] /yɜrk/ Chiefly British Dialect
verb (used with object)
1.
to strike or whip.
2.
to stir up; arouse; excite.
3.
to jerk.
4.
to move (a part of one's body) with a jerk.
5.
to pull (stitches) tight or bind tightly.
verb (used without object)
6.
to kick.
7.
to rise suddenly.
8.
to enter into something eagerly.
noun
9.
a kick or jerk.
10.
a thud or blow, as from a stick.
Origin of yerk
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < ?
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for yerked
Historical Examples

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for yerk

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for yerked

14
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for yerked