also zigzag, 1712, from French zigzag (1670s), perhaps from German Zickzack (though this is attested only from 1703), possibly a reduplication of Zacke "tooth, prong." Earliest use in German is in reference to military siege approaches. Originally in English used to describe the layout of certain garden paths. The verb is recorded from 1787.
Examples from the Web for zig-zag
But he also sees this zig-zag price movement compressing, and soon to break.Romney’s Intrade Stock: Ready for a Bull Run?
August 14, 2012
He then boiled the liquid and bent that long neck into an S shape or zig-zag, leaving it open at the end.
I stayed accordingly, determining to be home by the Zig-zag at the appointed hour.The Story of the White-Rock Cove
They followed the zig-zag course of the German trench they occupied.Fighting in France
The only way to do this was to go up them in a zig-zag—backwards and forwards.Chatterbox, 1906
But Maggie was off, darting her zig-zag way through the maze of dancers.The Four Million