Definitions for jerkwaterˈdʒɜrkˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jerk•wa•terˈdʒɜrkˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər(adj.)

  1. insignificant and out-of-the-way:

    a jerkwater town.

    Category: Informal

Origin of jerkwater:

1875–80; so called from the jerking (i.e., drawing) of water to fill buckets for supplying a steam locomotive

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jerkwater, one-horse, pokey, poky(adj)

    small and remote and insignificant

    "a jerkwater college"; "passed a series of poky little one-horse towns"


  1. jerkwater(Noun)

    A train on a branch line.

  2. jerkwater(Adjective)

    Of an inhabited place, small, insignificant, backward


  1. Jerkwater

    Jerkwater is an indie rock trio formed in 1998 in Brooklyn, New York. The band includes guitarist Chris Bowers, bassist Steve Christensen and drummer John Connell, with all members sharing vocal duties. On April 3, 2001, Love and Latitude, their debut full-length CD was released on Plus Records. Veteran producer and sound engineer Jacques Cohen handled engineering and production at The Space, his recording studio in Poughkeepsie, New York. As of 2005, Jerkwater was on hiatus as band members pursued other projects, including Kings County Queens and Junior and Sons.


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