[ UK /d‍ʒˈɜːki/ ]
[ US /ˈdʒɝki/ ]
  1. meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
  1. having or revealing stupidity
    some fool idea about rewriting authors' books
    a dopey answer
    a dopey kid
    ridiculous anserine behavior
  2. marked by abrupt transitions
    choppy prose
  3. lacking a steady rhythm
    an arrhythmic heartbeat
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How To Use jerky In A Sentence

  • But, whatever harm Macscruby thinks our flag might do to his beef jerky, McDonald's had no misgivings on its effect on the Big Mac.
  • Her dreamy, cinematic songs were bewitching, her jerky dance moves beguiling. Times, Sunday Times
  • If you go to their site, they seem to be interested not so much in flying stuff to the moon but in selling beef jerky.
  • The $5,000 also has gone toward buying things like beef jerky, anti-fungal foot cream and DVDs.
  • Reef managers mediate between the values of developers and the values of conservationists in an ongoing herky-jerky process in which it seems to both sides that they are taking three steps forward and two steps back.
  • The puppets are slightly skew whiff, their movements endearingly jerky, but this only serves to add to the quirky appeal of the film. Times, Sunday Times
  • The rest of the movie is a lot like that: moody and unpredictable, using lots of close-ups and jerky documentary-style zooms and fast cuts.
  • Jerky recipe sounds great. someone just gave me some deer peperoni and they must have flubbed somewhere because it was so salty, even after cooking some with cabbage, I threw the rest away. what a waste of good meat. gotta have jerky for the kids, young and old Deer Candy: Phil Bourjaily's Favorite Venison Jerky Recipe
  • Part of the reason why this series works so well is that it is based in character and craft, not the instant joke or the jerky punchline.
  • Led by the nose I become inquisitive and jerky in movement. Fools Rush In - A Call to Christian Clowning
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