verb jay·walk \ˈjā-ˌwk\

: to cross a street carelessly or at an illegal or dangerous place

Full Definition of JAYWALK

intransitive verb
:  to cross a street carelessly or in an illegal manner so as to be endangered by traffic
jay·walk·er noun

Examples of JAYWALK

  1. The police officer warned us not to jaywalk.

First Known Use of JAYWALK

JAYWALK Defined for Kids


verb jay·walk \ˈjā-ˌwk\

Definition of JAYWALK for Kids

:  to cross a street in a place or in a way that is against traffic regulations
jay·walk·er noun


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