adjectiveinformal North American attributive
Of or associated with small, remote, and insignificant rural settlements.
- ‘some jerkwater town’
- ‘I'm getting the hell out of this jerkwater town!’
- ‘In Britain, we don't have such gems of railway vocabulary as jerkwater.’
- ‘The hamburger is about as all-American as a food could possibly be… especially one named after some jerkwater town in Germany.’
- ‘Hatcher has laid claim to a jerkwater, sweaty little mining town named Helldorado.’
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