jerkwater jerkwater


  • (adj) small and remote and insignificant



  1. Feature writers rushed pellmell out to Red Lake Falls on a jerkwater train, half box cars.
  2. Harvard's varsity made Yale's look like a jerkwater crew.
  3. Not bad for a little jerkwater town like this.



  • Mr. Sudeikis, playing Mr. Biden, said: "I come from Scranton, Pennsylvania, and that's as hard-scrabble a place as you're going to find. I'll show you around sometime and you'll see -- it's a hell hole. An absolute jerkwater of a town. You couldn't...
    on Oct 5, 2008 By: Jason Sudeikis Source: Scranton Times

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