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- n. A puny or insignificant person, generally male; a twerp.
- n. A fitful movement similar to a twitch or jerk.
- v. To twitch or jerk.
- v. To move the body in a sexually suggestive twisting or gyrating fashion.
- n. An abrupt call, such as made by the California Quail.
Found primarily in the 1930s-era works of Walter Dumaux Edmonds. (Wiktionary)
Blend of twitch and jerk (Wiktionary)
Onomatopoeia, possibly coined by Roger Tory Peterson. (Wiktionary)