Definitions for jerker
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a quick, sharp pull, thrust, twist, or the like; sudden, abrupt movement.
a sudden involuntary muscle contraction, as of a reflex.
Slang. a contemptibly naive, stupid, or insignificant person.
Category: Status (usage)
(in weightlifting) the raising of a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms.
the jerks, involuntary, spasmodic muscular movements, as from emotional tension.
(v.t.)to pull, twist, move, thrust, or throw with a quick, suddenly arrested motion:
She jerked the child by the hand.
Informal. to prepare and serve (sodas, ice cream, etc.) at a soda fountain.
(v.i.)to give a jerk or jerks.
to move with a quick, sharp motion; move spasmodically.
Informal. to work as a soda jerk.
jerk around,to treat (someone) in a manipulative and deceitful manner.
Category: Common Vocabulary
jerk off,Vulgar Slang. to masturbate.
Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)
Origin of jerk:
1540–50; perh. dial. var. of yerk to draw stitches tight (shoemaker's term)
to preserve (meat, esp. beef) by cutting in strips and drying in the sun.
(adj.)being or containing a spicy seasoning mixture flavored with allspice, used esp. in Jamaican cooking:
prepared with jerk flavorings, esp. by barbecuing or grilling:
Origin of jerk:
1700–10; < AmerSp charquear, der. of charquijerky2
someone who gives a strong sudden pull
A North American river chub (Hybopsis biguttatus).
Someone or something that jerks.
one who jerks or moves with a jerk
a North American river chub (Hybopsis biguttatus)