Jerk

Jerk

, n.
[1913 Webster]

1. A short, sudden pull, thrust, push, twitch, jolt, shake, or similar motion.
[1913 Webster]

His jade gave him a jerk.
B. Jonson.
[1913 Webster]

2. A sudden start or spring.
[1913 Webster]

Lobsters . . . swim backwards by jerks or springs.
Grew.
[1913 Webster]

3. A foolish, stupid, or otherwise contemptible person. [Slang]
Syn. -- jerkoff.
[PJC]

4. (Sport) The lifting of a weight, in a single rapid motion, from shoulder height until the arms are outstretched above the head; distinguished from press in that the motion in a jerk is more rapid, and the body may be moved under the weight to assist completion of the movement; as, a clean and jerk of two hundred pounds.
[PJC]

2. Calisthenic exercises, such as push-ups or deep knee bends; also called physical jerks. [British]
[PJC]

 

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