Jerky, adj. See the 1st JERIC.-As n, var of JERKEE.
Jerry, a German soldier (hence ship or 'plane), was orig Gerry, a pet.form derivative of German: cf Gel', Ge"], pet.lorms of PN Gerald.
Jerry. E 51 for a chamber pot, derives, not from Jeremiah but from jeroboam, a bottle either ten or twelve times as large as an ordinary one, hence a large bowl, itself from Jeroboam, 'a mighty man of valour' (I Killgs, xii).