jerky

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AdjectiveEdit

jerky (comparative jerkier, superlative jerkiest)

  1. Characterized by physical jerking.
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Etymology 2Edit

From a Quechuan language charqui (sun-dried or air-dried strips of meat).

NounEdit

jerky (countable and uncountable, plural jerkies)

  1. Lean meat cured and preserved by cutting into thin strips and air-drying in the sun.
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Derived termsEdit
  • jerk
  • jerked beef
  • jerked meat
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Last modified on 15 April 2014, at 19:27