adjective, jerk·i·er, jerk·i·est.
Related formsjerk·i·ly, adverbjerk·i·ness, noun
Definition for jerky (2 of 2)
Origin of jerky2
Examples from the Web for jerky
Optimal descent was roughly eight feet per second with no jerky stops.
Another potential drawback: Our crack team had difficulty downloading the app, and found the animations slow and jerky.
I try to make it clear to Patti that I'm not looking to land some jerky millionaire.
Ty Murray was stiff as a plank, jerky, and with his legs spread apart it looked like he was still sort of straddling a bull.
In jerky little sentences he sketched his adventure, mingling fiction with fact as the fever grew on him again.The Highgrader|William MacLeod Raine
He had rattled on in a jerky, excited, nervous manner, and he wound up by drinking off nearly a tumblerful of champagne.The Queen Against Owen|Allen Upward
He actually started toward the watercourse, walking with jerky, uneven steps.Two on the Trail|Hulbert Footner
Dade did not hear a word he was saying, after those first jerky sentences.The Gringos|B. M. Bower
Nervous and jerky he walked to the center of the stage, and raised his hand begging silence.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa