herky-jerky definition by Webster's New World
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Informal irregular, uneven, or spasmodic; not smooth or graceful
Origin: reduplicated, reduplication of jerky
herky-jerky definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Spasmodic, irregular, and unpredictable, as in movement or manner.
Origin: Reduplication of jerky1.