adjective, jerk·i·er, jerk·i·est.
Examples from the Web for jerkily
She snapped out her orders with a curtness that brought a jerkily quick response from forty waving Indian clubs.Just Patty|Jean Webster
Snakily, jerkily, the knotted end traveled upward until it disappeared in the cloud of snow that hid the mountain tops.Ross Grant Tenderfoot|John Garland
The girl answered by a negative sign; and then at last she spoke, jerkily, as if forcing herself against some doubt or fear.Victory|Joseph Conrad
"It's beastly—but she can't," he jerkily agreed, but with evident relief at her sensible understanding.The Palace of Darkened Windows|Mary Hastings Bradley
He raised his head, jerkily rubbed his eyes, and went back to the eternity of figures.Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for jerkily (1 of 2)
adjective jerkier or jerkiest
British Dictionary definitions for jerkily (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for jerkily (1 of 2)
1850, American English, from American Spanish charqui "jerked meat," from Quechua (Inca) ch'arki "dried flesh."