Complete Definition of "jaywalk"

was wotd|2007|May|27
English

Etymology
jay + walk, jay in its obselete form meaning a dull or ignorant person.

Pronunciation
italbrac|RP IPA|/ËdÊeɪ.wÉËk/
italbrac|US IPA|/ËdÊeɪ.wÉËk/ or /ËdÊeɪ.wÉËk/
audio|en-us-jaywalk.ogg|Audio (US)

Verb
en-verb

  1. chiefly|North America|law To cross a street away from a designated crosswalk in violation of pedestrian traffic regulations and laws in jurisdictions where this is illegal, such as the US.

Translations
trans-top|To cross a street illegally
German: eine StraÃe an verbotener Stelle überqueren
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Related terms
jaywalking

vi:jaywalk
zh:jaywalk

Revision and Credits for"jaywalk"
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the
GNU Free Documentation License
 
 

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Allwords Copyright 1998-2021 All rights reserved.