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jerk-off

[ jurk-awf, -of ]
/ ˈdʒɜrkˌɔf, -ˌɒf /
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noun Slang: Vulgar.
a stupid, bumbling, foolish, or lazy person; jerk.
an act of masturbating.
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Origin of jerk-off

First recorded in 1965–70; noun use of verb phrase jerk off
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British Dictionary definitions for jerk-off

jerk off

US jack off


verb
(adverb often reflexive) slang (of a male) to masturbate

usage for jerk off

This word was formerly considered to be taboo, and it was labelled as such in previous editions of Collins English Dictionary . However, it has now become acceptable in speech, although some older or more conservative people may object to its use
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Other Idioms and Phrases with jerk-off

jerk off

Also, jack off. Masturbate, as in His roommate was always jerking off. [Vulgar slang; first half of 1900s]

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