Definition of zag in English:

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Pronunciation: /zaɡ/


A sharp change of direction in a zigzag course: we traveled in a series of zigs and zags
More example sentences
  • His career has been fraught with erratic zigs and zags.
  • The only thing that threatens the company, in fact, is a change in the game, an industry zig to the company's zag.

verb (zags, zagging, zagged)

[no object]
Make a sharp change of direction: a long path zigged and zagged through the woods
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  • I chuckled lightly as one of the lower balloons disengaged itself from the pole and lazily drifted upward, zigging and zagging on the warmish breeze.
  • I've been stuck on the scratch, zigging and zagging with great effort through the past 4 or 5 days.
  • He zigged and zagged and she went with him, arm clenched tightly to his.


Late 18th century: shortening of zigzag.

Words that rhyme with zag

bag, blag, brag, Bragg, crag, dag, drag, flag, gag, hag, jag, lag, mag, nag, quag, rag, sag, scrag, slag, snag, sprag, stag, swag, tag, wag

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Syllabification: zag

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