From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- A quick, often unpleasant tug or shake.
- When I yell "OK," give the mooring line a good jerk!
- A sudden, uncontrolled movement, for instance, of the body.
- A person who is unwelcome due to unlikable qualities and behavior, often mean, foolish or disagreeable.
- The Jerk (1979), a comedy film starring Steve Martin