zig

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

zig (plural zigs)

  1. A sudden or sharp turn or change of direction.

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Verb[edit]

zig (third-person singular simple present zigs, present participle zigging, simple past and past participle zigged)

  1. To make such a turn.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the terminal syllable -zig in numerals such as zwanzig (twenty), vierzig (forty), achtzig (eighty).

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zig

  1. umpteen, tens of, dozens of (an unspecified number, usually between 10 and 100)
    Der Verkäufer hat mir zig verschiedene Modelle gezeigt.
    The salesperson showed me umpteen different models.

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