- to move in one of the two directions followed in a zigzag course: First we zigged, then we zagged, trying to avoid the bull.
Origin of zag
First recorded in 1785–95; extracted from zigzag
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Word Origin and History for zag
1793, from zig-zag (q.v.).
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