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zigzag

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noun zig·zag \ˈzig-ˌzag\

Definition of zigzag

  1. :  one of a series of short sharp turns, angles, or alterations in a course; also :  something having the form or character of such a series <a blouse with green zigzags> <endured the zigzags of policy — Richard Bernstein>

zigzaggy

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Examples of zigzag in a sentence

  1. The kids were running in circles and zigzags around the yard.

  2. He's wearing a shirt with red zigzags on it.

Origin and Etymology of zigzag

French


First Known Use: 1712


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zigzag

adverb zig·zag

Definition of zigzag

  1. :  in or by a zigzag path or course

Circa 1730

First Known Use of zigzag

circa 1730


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zigzag

adjective zig·zag

Definition of zigzag

  1. :  having short sharp turns or angles <a zigzag trail>

1750

First Known Use of zigzag

1750


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zigzag

verb zig·zag

Definition of zigzag

zigzagged

zigzagging

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to form into a zigzag or move along a zigzag course

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to lie in, proceed along, or consist of a zigzag course

Examples of zigzag in a sentence

  1. We saw a motorcycle zigzagging on the highway.

  2. The player with the ball zigzagged back and forth down the field.

  3. A dirt road zigzags up the steep hill to our cabin.

1777

First Known Use of zigzag

1777


ZIGZAG Defined for English Language Learners

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zigzag

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noun zig·zag \ˈzig-ˌzag\

Definition of zigzag for English Language Learners

  • : a line that has a series of short, sharp turns or angles


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zigzag

verb zig·zag

Definition of zigzag for English Language Learners

  • : to move along a path that has a series of short, sharp turns or angles


ZIGZAG Defined for Kids

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zigzag

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noun zig·zag \ˈzig-ˌzag\

Definition of zigzag for Students

  1. 1 :  one of a series of short sharp turns or angles in a line or course

  2. 2 :  a line, path, or pattern with a series of short sharp angles


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zigzag

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adverb zig·zag

Definition of zigzag for Students

  1. :  in or by a line or course that has short sharp turns or angles <He ran zigzag across the field.>


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zigzag

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adjective zig·zag

Definition of zigzag for Students

  1. :  having short sharp turns or angles


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zigzag

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verb zig·zag

Definition of zigzag for Students

zigzagged

zigzagging

  1. :  to form into or move along a line or course that has short sharp turns or angles <Both kids took off, zigzagging around trees and bushes. — Blue Balliett, Chasing Vermeer>



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