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English definition of “jerky”

jerky

noun [U]  /ˈdʒɜr·ki/ us  

jerky noun [U] (FOOD)

strips of dried, salty meat: beef jerky

jerky

adjective  /ˈdʒɜr·ki/ us  

jerky adjective (MOVEMENT)

of, relating to, or being a short, sudden movement or someone or something moving in this way: The film had jerky, Chaplinesque motion, and the audio was out of sync with the video.
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