adjective, jerk·i·er, jerk·i·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM jerkyjerk·i·ly, adverbjerk·i·ness, noun
Definition for jerky (2 of 2)
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Example sentences from the Web for jerky
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