zigzag

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested from 1712. Borrowing from French zigzag (attested from 1662)[1], possibly from a Germanic source via Walloon ziczac (although German Zickzack is attested only from 1703).

Noun[edit]

zigzag (plural zigzags)

  1. a line or path that proceeds by sharp turns in alternating directions
  2. one of such sharp turns

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Adjective[edit]

zigzag (comparative more zigzag, superlative most zigzag)

  1. Moving in, or having a zigzag.

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Verb[edit]

zigzag (third-person singular simple present zigzags, present participle zigzagging, simple past and past participle zigzagged)

  1. To move or to twist in a zigzag manner.

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Adverb[edit]

zigzag (comparative more zigzag, superlative most zigzag)

  1. in a zigzag manner or pattern

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "zigzag" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French zigzag.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zigzag m (plural zigzags)

  1. zigzag

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References[edit]

"zigzag" in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima segunda edición (Dictionary of the Spanish Language, Twenty-Second Edition), Real Academia Española (Royal Spanish Academy), 2001.