Herky-jerky definition

hûrkē-jûrkē
Spasmodic, irregular, and unpredictable, as in movement or manner.
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(informal) Irregular, uneven, or spasmodic; not smooth or graceful.
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Having an irregular spasmodic movement.
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Origin of herky-jerky

  • Reduplication of jerky

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition