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jerksome

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From jerk +‎ -some.

AdjectiveEdit

jerksome (comparative more jerksome, superlative most jerksome)

  1. Indicative of quick, rapid movements; jerky.[1]
    • 1880, Richard Doddridge Blackmore, Mary Anerley: A Yorkshire Tale:
      With females jolting up and down, upon no springs — except those of jerksome curiosity — conduct of this character was rude in the extreme.

Etymology 2Edit

From jerk +‎ -some.

AdjectiveEdit

jerksome (comparative more jerksome, superlative most jerksome)

  1. Characteristic of a jerk.
    That was mighty jerksome of you.
    • 1977, The New Yorker, volume 53:
      From time to time, Ace will, in a jerksome way, monotonize the conversation with witticisms too humorous to mention.
    • 1998, Karen Salmansohn, Whip your Career into Submission:
      Okay, now lets say you said something to someone that irked him in some way — or else someone else said something irksome and jerksome to you.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed. (1989)