adjective, jerk·i·er, jerk·i·est.
Origin of jerky1
Related Words for jerkilyhaphazardly, fitfully, infrequently, sporadically, unevenly, erratically, anyhow, helter-skelter, occasionally, periodically, slapdash, uncommonly, willy-nilly, eccentrically, spasmodically, uncertainly
Examples from the Web for jerkily
Historical Examples of jerkily
"I need to know something about the pigment patches," he said jerkily.Pariah Planet
I pushed with all my might and, slowly and jerkily, the dingy slid off the shoal.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
“Kicking up a racket in there,” he said jerkily, indicating the parlour.The Hound From The North
Jerkily he came to the realization that the girl had ceased speaking.The Cross-Cut
Courtney Ryley Cooper
Then he staggered back and jerkily brought his arm across his eyes.A Virginia Scout
adjective jerkier or jerkiest
1850, American English, from American Spanish charqui "jerked meat," from Quechua (Inca) ch'arki "dried flesh."