Definition of zig in English:

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Pronunciation: /zɪɡ/


A sharp change of direction in a zigzag course: he went round and round in zigs and zags
More example sentences
  • One fellow has his hands in his pockets and no zig in his zag at all.

verb (zigs, zigging, zigged)

[no object]
Make a sharp change of direction: we zigged to the right
More example sentences
  • We zigged when we should have zagged.
  • When everyone is zigging, that's when you want to zag.
  • Native speakers argue that we are still zigging when the rest of the world has zagged.


1960s: by abbreviation of zigzag.

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