jerky


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

jerky \jerk"y\, a.
   1. Moving by jerks and starts; characterized by abrupt
      transitions; as, a jerky vehicle; a jerky style.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. Foolish; ridiculous; stupid. [slang]
      [PJC]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

jerky \jerk"y\, n. [Corrupted from Peruv. charqui dried beef.]
   Meat, especially beef, that has been cut in strips and dried;
   meat that has been jerked; see first jerk, v.; as, beef
   jerky
   [PJC]
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