Complete Definition of "jerk"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/ʤÉ:k/
audio|en-us-jerk.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology 1
Apparently imitative.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A quick, often unpleasant tug or shake.

#: When I yell "OK," give the mooring line a good jerk!

  1. A sudden, uncontrolled movement, for instance, of the body.
  2. physics the change in acceleration with respect to time.

#: Usage note: Jerk is measured in metres per cubic second (m/s<sup>3</sup>) in SI units , or in feet per cubic second (ft/s<sup>3</sup>) in imperial units.

  1. US|slang|pejorative A person who is unwelcome due to unlikable qualities and behavior, often mean, foolish or disagreeable.
  2. A rich, spicy Jamaican marinade; a dish made with such a marinade.

Translations
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trans-top|A quick, often unpleasant tug or shake
Arabic: ARchar|Ùزة (hazza)
Finnish: nytkähdys
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German: Ruck m
Interlingua: succussa
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trans-top|A sudden, uncontrolled movement, for instance, of the body
Arabic: ARchar|رعشة (Ra'asha)
Finnish: nytkähdys
trans-mid
German: Zuckung f
Interlingua: spasmo
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trans-top|the change in acceleration with respect to time
Czech: ryv
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trans-top|A person, usually male, who is unwelcome due to unlikable qualities and behavior
Arabic: ARchar|أحÙÙ or ARchar|ÙغÙÙ
Finnish: idiootti
trans-mid
Interlingua: vexator
Spanish: gilí m|f
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trans-top|A rich, spicy Jamaican marinade; a dish made with such a marinade
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ttbc|Telugu: à°à±à°¦à±à°ªà± (kudupu)
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Verb
en-verb

  1. To make a quick, often unpleasant tug or shake.
  2. To make a sudden uncontrolled movement.
  3. To marinade in jerk seasoning.

Translations
trans-top|To make a quick, often unpleasant tug or shake
Arabic: ARchar|ÙÙز
Finnish: nytkähtää
trans-mid
German: rucken
trans-bottom

trans-top|To make a sudden uncontrolled movement
Arabic: ARchar|Ùرتعش
Finnish: nytkähtää
trans-mid
German: zucken
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trans-top|To marinade in jerk seasoning
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ttbc|Telugu: à°à±à°¦à±à°ªà± (kudupu)
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Related terms
jerk off

See also
acceleration
displacement
velocity

Etymology 2
From American Spanish charquear, from charqui, from Quechua echarqui âstrips of dried fleshâ.

Verb
en-verb

  1. To cure (meat) by cutting it into strips and drying it, originally in the sun.

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. Meat cured by jerking; charqui.

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