from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See jerky2.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. beef jerky
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Jerked beef; beef cut into long strips and dried in the wind and sun.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Jerked beef; beef cut into strips about an inch thick and dried by exposure to the sun.
American Spanish, from Quechua ch'arki.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the same Quechuan root as jerky, via Spanish. (Wiktionary)