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jerky

noun [U] uk   /ˈdʒɜː.ki/  us   /ˈdʒɝː-/ US
meat that has been cut into long, thin strips and dried : beef jerky

jerky

adjective uk   /ˈdʒɜː.ki/  us   /ˈdʒɝː-/
quick and sudden: The disease causes sudden jerky movements of the hands and legs. not smooth and pleasant: I enjoyed the concert, although the playing was kind of jerky at times.
jerkily
adverb uk   us   /-kɪ.li/
jerkiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “jerky”
in Chinese (Traditional) (條狀)肉乾…
in Russian порывистый, судорожный…
in Turkish sarsıntılı, yalpalayan…
in Chinese (Simplified) (条状)肉干…
in Polish szarpany, urywany…
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