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Possibly from Middle English yerk (sudden motion)

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Jerk

Plural
Jerks

Jerk (plural Jerks)
  1. A sudden, often uncontrolled movement, especially of the body.
  2. A quick, often unpleasant tug or shake.
    When I yell "OK," give the mooring line a good jerk!
  3. (US, slang, pejorative) A person with unlikable or obnoxious qualities and behavior, typically mean, self-centered or disagreeable, and often not very intelligent.
    I finally fired him, because he was being a real jerk to his customers, even to some of the staff.
    You really are a jerk sometimes.
  4. Patrono:Physics The rate of change in acceleration with respect to time.
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to Jerk

Third person singular
Jerks

Simple past
Jerked

Past participle
Jerked

Present participle
Jerking

to Jerk (third-person singular simple present Jerks, present participle Jerking, simple past and past participle Jerked)
  1. (intransitive) To make a sudden uncontrolled movement.
  2. (transitive) To give a quick, often unpleasant tug or shake.
  3. Patrono:UK To masturbate.
  4. (obsolete) To beat, to hit.
  5. (obsolete) To throw.
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From American Spanish charquear, from charqui, from Patrono:Qwe[[Category:Patrono:Qwe derivations|Jerk]] echarqui (strips of dried flesh).

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Jerk

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Jerk (uncountable)
  1. Patrono:Caribbean A rich, spicy Jamaican marinade
  2. Patrono:Caribbean Meat cured by jerking; charqui.
    Jerk chicken is a local favorite.
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Infinitive
to Jerk

Third person singular
Jerks

Simple past
Jerked

Past participle
Jerked

Present participle
Jerking

to Jerk (third-person singular simple present Jerks, present participle Jerking, simple past and past participle Jerked)
  1. To cure (meat) by cutting it into strips and drying it, originally in the sun.
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Jerk m. (plural Jerks)

  1. jerk (dance)bg:jerk

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