jerky adj : not having a steady rhythm; "an arrhythmic heartbeat" [syn: arrhythmic, jerking, unsteady] n : meat cut in strips and dried in the sun [syn: jerked meat] [also: jerkiest, jerkier]
- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)ki
- Characterized by physical jerking.
Etymology 2charqui ("char-key" in English): sun-dried or air-dried strips of meat.
Jerky can refer to:
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