Meaning of jerkwater

jerk•wa•ter

Pronunciation: ( jûrk'wô"tur, -wot"ur), [key]
— adj.
  1. insignificant and out-of-the-way: a jerkwater town.
  2. (formerly) off the main line: a jerkwater train.
—n.
  1. (formerly) a train not running on the main line.
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