Definitions For Jerk


  • A sudden abrupt pull
  • An abrupt spasmodic movement
  • Raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms
  • Meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
  • A dull stupid fatuous person
  • (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration
  • A stupid person or a person who is not well-liked or who treats other people badly
  • A quick pull or twist
  • A sudden sharp movement


  • Make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion
  • Throw or toss with a quick motion
  • Pull, or move with a sudden movement
  • Jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
  • Move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions

Is Jerk a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Jerk is worth 15 points in Scrabble and 17 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Jerk in a Sentence

  • That jerk can't do anything right.
  • Most of the kids are nice, but some are jerks.
  • The dead branch came loose after a few jerks.

Synonyms for Jerk

Antonyms for Jerk

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