Jerk was a word used to describe bullies or people with a bad attitude.
Marty McFly called Buford Tannen a jerk right after preventing him from killing Dr. Emmett Brown with a shot from his derringer. Buford and his gang were confused by these words, which Buford acknowledged as "mighty strong words".
Behind the scenes
- In some edited for television airings of Back to the Future, Marty asking Doc if he and Jennifer becoming assholes in the future is changed to jerks.