verb (used without object), zagged, zag·ging.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for zag

Historical Examples of zag

  • But he does not make a plunge over the edge, he pivots round on his four feet, and goes down the zag.

    At the Court of the Amr

    John Alfred Gray

  • Bianconi's heart was beating violently; the float moved still a little further on the surface, and then went under; zag!

    The Patriot

    Antonio Fogazzaro

Word Origin and History for zag

1793, from zig-zag (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper