- progressing in a fitfully jerky or irregular manner: a herky-jerky home movie shown on an old projector.
Origin of herky-jerky
Related Words for herky-jerkyperiodic, spotty, desultory, intermittent, broken, capricious, catchy, changeable, disturbed, erratic, flickering, haphazard, hit-or-miss, impulsive, inconstant, interrupted, random, recurrent, restive, restless
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Contemporary Examples of herky-jerky
You, too, will be zipping along to the angular guitars and zigzagging, herky-jerky vocals.The 10 Best Albums of 2014: Taylor Swift, Sia, Run the Jewels, and More
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It was superficial and jumpy and herky-jerky, bopping all over the place.Debate III: Obama Wins, But Does It Do Him Any Good?
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Historical Examples of herky-jerky
Herky-Jerky was the only one of his companions brave enough to start to help him.
Herky-Jerky's boots suddenly stood on end, and I knew then he had also risen.
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.
The most striking thing about Herky-Jerky, however, was his perpetual grin.