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Definition 1: meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for jerky in the sense of this definition

(jerky is a kind of ...) the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food

(... is a kind of jerky ) strips of dried beef

(... is a kind of jerky ) meat that is salted and cut into strips and dried in the sun

Definition 2: having or revealing stupidity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where jerky or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ridiculous anserine behavior
  • a dopey answer
  • a dopey kid
  • some fool idea about rewriting authors' books

Synonyms for jerky in the sense of this definition

(jerky is similar to ...) lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

(jerky is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 3: marked by abrupt transitions - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where jerky or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • choppy prose

Synonyms for jerky in the sense of this definition

(jerky is similar to ...) happening without warning or in a short space of time

"a sudden storm" "a sudden decision" "a sudden cure"

Definition 4: lacking a steady rhythm - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where jerky or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an arrhythmic heartbeat

Synonyms for jerky in the sense of this definition

(jerky is similar to ...) subject to change or variation

"her unsteady walk" "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine" "an unsteady voice"

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