jerker jerker

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone who gives a strong sudden pull

Usage(s):

  1. As it emerges from its previous tellings, The Shopworn Angel is still a tear jerker in the grand mannersimple, senile and heroically sentimental.
  2. A rustic soda jerker keeps his Manhattan-bent sweetheart by purchasing a book on Charm and pursuing its elegant policies in the hometown parlors.
  3. The tear jerker's defining moment happens when the main character, a boy named Travis, is forced to shoot Old Yeller to protect his family.

News

  • Top 10 Tear-Jerker Moments of the 2013 MLB Season

    The 2013 MLB season is closing in on the halfway mark, but the highlight of this season is not the play on the field but the human aspect of the game. Baseball is America's Pastime, and it brings out raw emotion in both players and fans. From frustrated screw-ups to amazing comeback stories, here are the top 10 tear-jerker moments from the 2013 MLB season so far. Begin Slideshow
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "A couple of weeks ago, Beyonce did a show in Los Angeles and asked me and Michelle (Williams) to join her on stage for Survivor. It was a real tear-jerker. The fans were crying and going nuts. I'd definitely like us to do more stuff like that,"...
    on Dec 22, 2007 By: Kelly Rowland Source: Times of India

  2. "It was alleged that Richmond's Mal Brown grabbed Essendon's Graeme 'Jerker' Jenkin by the balls," recalled Bartlett when quizzed about the fight. "Then John Cassin came off the bench and jumped on the back of Mal, and then he started...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Kevin Bartlett Source: The Age

  3. "It's tough. What the specialist told me was a tear-jerker," Andrews said, declining to elaborate because Reid doesn't allow players to discuss their injuries. "It's out of the doctor's hands. It's out of my hands. I just have to rehab it."
    on Aug 15, 2007 By: Shawn Andrews Source: CBS News

Word of the Day
indigent indigent
/ˈɪn dɪ dʒənt /