zig


1zig

noun \ˈzig\

Definition of ZIG

1
a :  one of the sharp turns, angles, or alterations in a zigzag course
b :  one of the short straight lines or sections of a zigzag course at an angle to a zag
2
:  a sharp alteration or change of direction (as in a process or policy) <the quick zigs and zags of his international maneuverings — New York Times>

Origin of ZIG

zigzag
First Known Use: 1840

Rhymes with ZIG

2zig

verb
ziggedzig·ging

Definition of ZIG

intransitive verb
:  to execute a zig —usually contrasted with zag <zigs when others zag>

Examples of ZIG

  1. <the fox zigged to the right, and the hounds followed>

First Known Use of ZIG

1940

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