Jerk in a sentence as a noun

It's very easy to be a jerk to a jerk.

A good sign that you might be a jerk is that you see jerks all around you.

No, that's missing the point; you should be nice to waiters because otherwise you are a jerk.

Kinda feel like a jerk on this one. Wasn't really expecting to be able to nuke it so easily.

So let's deal with the elephant in the room: the OpenBSD project is run by complete and utter jerks.

Preface: Something I've noticed about jerks/assholes: they're convinced that they're surrounded by jerks and/or assholes.

Jerk in a sentence as a verb

The last time the "waiter rule" came up on HN it was talked about in comments as a "yes, you should always be nice to waiters or you will appear like a jerk".

My opinion of those companies is so poor at this point that my knee jerk reaction is to assume that whatever they want is the opposite of what's good for me.

He only outed himself as a giant jerk after he had a company that could afford to have a huge turnover, and he had a pile of minions that hero-worshiped him no matter what he did.

Misguided biotech could effectively end the world as we know itSam is a smart guy, so I really don't want to come off as sounding like a jerk here, but this grossly underestimates the technical feasibility of creating such a virus.

Google has a thousand times as many employees, but when's the last time they sued one of them like this?Were I in Opera's shoes, even if the ex-employee had blabbed something important to a competitor, I would say, "**** that jerk" and keep on trying to make something awesome.

Jerk definitions


a dull stupid fatuous person

See also: dork


an abrupt spasmodic movement

See also: jerking jolt saccade


(mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration


meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun

See also: jerky


raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms


a sudden abrupt pull


pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"

See also: yank


move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient's legs were jerkings"

See also: twitch


make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching"

See also: twitch


jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung filly bucked"

See also: buck hitch


throw or toss with a quick motion; "flick a piece of paper across the table"; "jerk his head"

See also: flick