jaywalk
intransitive verb Date: 1919 to cross a street carelessly or in an illegal manner so as to be endangered by traffic • jaywalker noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • jaywalk — jay·walk / jā ˌwȯk/ vi: to cross a street carelessly or in an illegal manner so as to be endangered by traffic Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • jaywalk — ► VERB chiefly N. Amer. ▪ walk in or across a road without regard for approaching traffic. DERIVATIVES jaywalker noun. ORIGIN from JAY(Cf. ↑jay) in the obsolete sense «silly person» …   English terms dictionary

  • jaywalk — ☆ jaywalk [jā′wôk΄ ] vi. [ JAY1, n. 2 + WALK] to walk in or across a street without obeying traffic rules and signals, esp. at other than proper crossing places jaywalker n. jaywalking n …   English World dictionary

  • Jaywalk — This is about the band. For other uses, see Jaywalk (disambiguation). Jaywalk is a Japanese rock band best known in the West for the intro theme of the videogame Road Avenger .In 1991 they had a big hit with nihongo| Nanimo ienakute Natsu… …   Wikipedia

  • jaywalk — jaywalker, n. /jay wawk /, v.i. to cross a street at a place other than a regular crossing or in a heedless manner, as diagonally or against a traffic light. [1915 20, Amer.; JAY + WALK] * * * …   Universalium

  • jaywalk — verb /ˈdʒeɪ.wɔːk,ˈdʒeɪ.wɑːk,ˈdʒeɪ.wɔːk/ a) To behave as a jaywalker; to violate pedestrian traffic regulations by crossing a street away from a designated crossing or to walk in the part of the street intended for cars rather than on the sidewalk …   Wiktionary

  • jaywalk — Synonyms and related words: ambulate, ankle, circumambulate, foot, foot it, hoof it, jog on, leg, leg it, pace, pad, pedestrianize, perambulate, peripateticate, shuffle along, step, stride, stump it, traipse, tread, walk …   Moby Thesaurus

  • jaywalk — v. cross a street against a traffic light or in an area where there is no crosswalk …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jaywalk — verb chiefly N. Amer. walk in or across a road without regard for approaching traffic. Derivatives jaywalker noun Origin early 20th cent.: from jay in the colloq. sense silly person + walk …   English new terms dictionary

  • jaywalk — jay•walk [[t]ˈdʒeɪˌwɔk[/t]] v. i. to cross a street heedlessly or at a place other than a regular crossing jay′walk er, n …   From formal English to slang

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