Definition of


  1. (adj, all) having short sharp turns or angles

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Synonyms of Zig-zag


Alternate forms of Zig-zag

Derivations: zigzag

Origin of the word Zig-zag

  1. 1712, from Fr. zigzag (1680), perhaps from Ger. Zickzack (though this only is attested from 1703), possibly a reduplication of Zacke "tooth, prong." Earliest use in Ger. is in ref. to military siege approaches. Originally in Eng. used to describe the layout of certain garden paths. The verb is recorded from 1787. more

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Words that sound like Zig-zag

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