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jerkwater

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[ˈdʒəːkwɔːtə], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- of or associated with small, remote, and insignificant rural settlements
(e.g: some jerkwater town)


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Origin:
mid 19th century: from jerk+ water, from the need for early railway engines to be supplied with water in remote areas, by dipping a bucket into a stream and ‘jerking’ it out by rope




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