adjective, jerk·i·er, jerk·i·est.
Origin of jerky1
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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