Meaning of “jerky” in the English Dictionary

"jerky" in British English

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jerkynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈdʒɜː.ki/ us /ˈdʒɝː.ki/ US

jerkyadjective

uk /ˈdʒɜː.ki/ us /ˈdʒɝː.ki/
jerkily
adverb uk /ˈdʒɜː.kəl.i/ us /ˈdʒɝː.kəl.i/
jerkiness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈdʒɜː.ki.nəs/ us /ˈdʒɝː.ki.nəs/

(Definition of “jerky” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jerky" in American English

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jerkynoun [ U ]

us /ˈdʒɜr·ki/

jerky noun [ U ] (FOOD)

strips of dried, salty meat:

beef jerky

jerkyadjective

us /ˈdʒɜr·ki/

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.

(Definition of “jerky” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)