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Definition of "jerk" []

  • To give a sudden quick thrust, push, pull, or twist to. (verb-transitive)
  • To throw or toss with a quick abrupt motion. (verb-transitive)
  • To utter abruptly or sharply: jerked out the answer. (verb-transitive)
  • To make and serve (ice-cream sodas, for example) at a soda fountain. (verb-transitive)
  • Sports To press (a weight) overhead from shoulder height in a quick motion. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jerk" in a sentence
  • "And using the word jerk is generous, compared to my real thoughts"
  • "Being a jerk is almost a pre-requisite to being one of my all-time favorites."
  • "January 2nd, 2010 10: 59 am ET this jerk is a republican with an agenda of NO and nothing else he is racist biggoted and out right lier. should have to step down. like most of the republicans are taking a big risk on every thing being NO NO NO it might come back and bight them in the ass .."