February 27, 2012 - Word of the Day: jerk
We use the word "jerk" as a noun when describing a person whose behavior is not polite. The person is rude. This is a popular word in the United States. It's usually used for men.
- Everyone got mad at Gerardo because he was being such a jerk towards the waitress.
- Some jerk threw all the trash that was in his car on the ground in the parking lot.
- The jerk driving behind me got too close with his car and hit my rear bumper when I suddenly stopped.
- Amanda always seems to go out with guys who are jerks. Why can't she find someone who's nice?
- What a jerk!
- He hates talking to his boss because his boss is a jerk.
You can also use "jerk" as a verb. In this case, it means a sudden motion:
- The car jerked forward when the driver put it into first gear.
- A little boy jerked something out of his sister's hands.
- Don't jerk your fishing pole too hard if you think a fish has taken your bait.
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