jerkwad

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

jerk +‎ -wad

Noun[edit]

jerkwad (plural jerkwads)

  1. (slang, derogatory, North America) A jerk; an obnoxious person.
    • 2001, William Bernhardt, Murder One, Ballantine, ISBN 0-345-42815-3, p. 110:
      And frankly, jerkwad, you're not worthy to lick the dirt off his briefcase.
    • 2001, Bill Roorbach, The Smallest Color, Counterpoint, 2003 pbk ed., ISBN 1-5824-3252-X, p. 222:
      Hidge said, "Someone with a license, jerkwad."
    • 2003, Weekly World News, "Confidentials", December 16, p. 23:
      You're not crazy, just extremely annoying. Go soak your head, jerkwad.