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Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

Possibly from Middle English yerk (sudden motion)

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Jerk

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Jerk ({{{1}}})

  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. Template:Physics The rate of change in acceleration with respect to time.
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to Jerk

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to Jerk (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (intransitive) To make a sudden uncontrolled movement.
  2. (transitive) To give a quick, often unpleasant tug or shake.
  3. Template:UK To masturbate.
  4. (obsolete) To beat, to hit.
  5. (obsolete) To throw.
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Etymology 2[edit | edit source]

From American Spanish charquear, from charqui, from Template:Qwe[[Category:Template:Qwe derivations|Jerk]] echarqui (strips of dried flesh).

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Jerk

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Jerk (-)

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

Third person singular
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-

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to Jerk (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  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)

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