verb (used without object), zigged, zig·ging.

to move in one of the two directions followed in a zigzag course: He zigged when he should have zagged.

Nearby words

  1. ziegler's operation,
  2. ziegler, karl,
  3. zielona góra,
  4. zif,
  5. ziff,
  6. zig-zag,
  7. ziggurat,
  8. zigong,
  9. ziguinchor,
  10. zigzag

Origin of zig

First recorded in 1785–95; extracted from zigzag

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Word Origin and History for zig



1969, from zigzag.

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