to walk in or across a street without obeying traffic rules and signals, esp. at other than proper crossing places
Origin of jaywalkjay, noun + walk
intransitive verbjay·walked, jay·walk·ing, jay·walks
To walk across a street in violation of traffic law, especially by crossing outside of a marked pedestrian crosswalk at an intersection.
Origin of jaywalkFrom jay 2 inexperienced person
(third-person singular simple present jaywalks, present participle jaywalking, simple past and past participle jaywalked)