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zig

noun \ ˈzig \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

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
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Origin and Etymology of zig

zigzag


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zig

verb

Definition of zig

zigged; zigging
intransitive verb
: to execute a zig usually contrasted with zag
  • zigs when others zag

Examples of zig in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of zig

1940

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