choppy vs jerky what difference

what is difference between choppy and jerky

English

Etymology

chop +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʃɒ.pi/
  • Rhymes: -ɒpi

Adjective

choppy (comparative choppier, superlative choppiest)

  1. (of the surface of water) Having many small, rough waves.
  2. Discontinuous, intermittent.
  3. (of wind) Shifting, variable

Translations

See also

  • chops


English

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɝki/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)ki

Etymology 1

jerk +‎ -y

Adjective

jerky (comparative jerkier, superlative jerkiest)

  1. Characterized by physical jerking.
  2. Having the behavior of a jerk (unpleasant person).
Translations

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Spanish charqui, from Quechua ch’arki.

Alternative forms

  • xarque (archaic)

Noun

jerky (countable and uncountable, plural jerkies)

  1. Lean meat cured and preserved by cutting into thin strips and air-drying in the sun.
Derived terms
  • jerk
  • jerked beef
  • jerked meat
Translations
See also
  • biltong
  • Quechuan chunyu (freeze-dried potatoes)
  • pemmican, pemican
  • smoked meat
  • smoker

Verb

jerky (third-person singular simple present jerkies, present participle jerkying, simple past and past participle jerkied)

  1. (transitive) To cure and preserve (meat) by drying it, making jerky.
Synonyms
  • (preserve meat by drying): jerk

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