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jaywalk

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verb jay·walk \ˈjā-ˌwȯk\

Simple Definition of jaywalk

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

Full Definition of jaywalk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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.



1915

First Known Use of jaywalk

1915


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