Example sentences for: jerk

How can you use “jerk” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The point is that some young jerk almost killed her in a parking lot because he didn't want to wait.

  • Questions such as "How big a jerk is Rep.

  • Yiddish is especially versatile in describing those poor souls who inhabit the world of the ineffectual, and each is assigned a distinct place in the gallery of pathetic types: schmo, schmendrik, schnook, schmegegge, schlep, schlub, schmuck, putz, klutz, kvetch , and nudnik . Yiddish easily coins new names for new personalities: a nudnik is a `pest'; a phudnik is a `nudnik with a Ph.D.' The rich nuances that suffuse this roll call are seen in the timeless distinction between a schlemiel `clumsy jerk' and a schlimazel `habitual loser': the schlemiel inevitably trips and spills his hot soup—all over the schlimazel.

  • Renee Graham of the Boston Globe calls the film "excruciating," and Berkowitz "the biggest jerk you're likely to see in a movie this year."

  • Hughes, though he likes not much of what he has seen lately, at least does not jerk his knees in response to all new cultural production.


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