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[ zag ]
/ zæg /

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.

Nearby words

zadkine, ossip, zadok, zaffer, zaftig, zafu, zag, zagazig, zaghlul, zaghlul pasha, zaghlul pasha, saad, zagorsk

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

  • 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