Definitions of jerky

  1. Moving with quick starts and stops. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for jerky

  1. Do Not Make Short, Jerky Movements Some speakers seem to be imitating a waiter who has failed to get a tip. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  2. The anxiety in the detective's face grew plainer, it almost gave him the air of being unnerved; and he said quickly, in a jerky voice: Yes, and I know his way of acting too. – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc