jerky

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jerky ‎(comparative jerkier, superlative jerkiest)

  1. Characterized by physical jerking.
  2. Having the behavior of a jerk (unpleasant person).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish charqui, from Quechua ch'arki.

Noun[edit]

jerky ‎(countable and uncountable, plural jerkies)

  1. Lean meat cured and preserved by cutting into thin strips and air-drying in the sun.
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Verb[edit]

jerky ‎(third-person singular simple present jerkies, present participle jerkying, simple past and past participle jerkied)

  1. (transitive) To cure and preserve (meat) by drying it, making jerky.
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  • (preserve meat by drying): jerk