jaywalking

noun jay·walk·ing \ ˈjā-ˌwȯ-kiŋ \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of jaywalking

: the act of crossing a street in an illegal, careless, or unsafe manner
  • Sidewalks overflow with people during lunch and rush hours, intersections become clogged, and jaywalking is a Pittsburgh tradition.
  • —Joe Grata
often used before another noun
  • jaywalking tickets
  • jaywalking laws

First Known Use of jaywalking

1910


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