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Plonker vs. Jerk

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Plonkernoun

A fool.

Jerknoun

A sudden, often uncontrolled movement, especially of the body.

Plonkernoun

A penis.

Jerknoun

A quick, often unpleasant tug or shake.

‘When I yell "OK," give the mooring line a good jerk!’;

Plonkernoun

A man who sanctions sexual relationships between his girlfriend and his male friends.

Jerknoun

A dull or stupid person.

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Jerknoun

A person with unlikable or obnoxious qualities and behavior, typically mean, self-centered, or disagreeable.

Jerknoun

The rate of change in acceleration with respect to time.

Jerknoun

(obsolete) A soda jerk.

Jerknoun

(weightlifting) A lift in which the weight is taken with a quick motion from shoulder height to a position above the head with arms fully extended and held there for a brief time.

Jerknoun

(Caribbean) A rich, spicy Jamaican marinade.

Jerknoun

(Caribbean) Meat cured by jerking; charqui.

‘Jerk chicken is a local favorite.’;

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Jerkverb

(intransitive) To make a sudden uncontrolled movement.

Jerkverb

(transitive) To give a quick, often unpleasant tug or shake.

Jerkverb

To masturbate.

Jerkverb

(obsolete) To beat, to hit.

Jerkverb

(obsolete) To throw with a quick and suddenly arrested motion of the hand.

‘to jerk a stone’;

Jerkverb

To lift using a jerk.

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Jerkverb

(obsolete) To flout with contempt.

Jerkverb

To cure (meat) by cutting it into strips and drying it, originally in the sun.

Jerkverb

To cut into long slices or strips and dry in the sun; as, to jerk beef. See Charqui.

Jerkverb

To beat; to strike.

Jerkverb

To give a quick and suddenly arrested thrust, push, pull, or twist, to; to yerk; as, to jerk one with the elbow; to jerk a coat off.

Jerkverb

To throw with a quick and suddenly arrested motion of the hand; as, to jerk a stone.

Jerkverb

To make a sudden motion; to move with a start, or by starts.

Jerkverb

To flout with contempt.

Jerknoun

A short, sudden pull, thrust, push, twitch, jolt, shake, or similar motion.

‘His jade gave him a jerk.’;

Jerknoun

A sudden start or spring.

‘Lobsters . . . swim backwards by jerks or springs.’;

Jerknoun

Calisthenic exercises, such as push-ups or deep knee bends; also called physical jerks.

Jerknoun

A foolish, stupid, or otherwise contemptible person.

Jerknoun

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.

Jerknoun

a dull stupid fatuous person

Jerknoun

an abrupt spasmodic movement

Jerknoun

(mechanics) the rate of change of velocity

Jerknoun

a sudden abrupt pull

Jerkverb

pull, or move with a sudden movement;

‘He turned the handle and jerked the door open’;

Jerkverb

move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions;

‘The patient's legs were jerkings’;

Jerkverb

make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion;

‘his face is twitching’;

Jerkverb

jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched;

‘the yung filly bucked’;

Jerkverb

throw or toss with a quick motion;

‘flick a piece of paper across the table’; ‘jerk his head’;

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