zag definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- any of the short, sharp angles or turns of a zigzag pattern, as alternating with a zig
- any sharp turn away from a straight course
Origin: see zigzag
zag definition by American Heritage Dictionary
One of a series of sharp turns or reversals: many zigs and zags in the mountain road; the zigs and zags of the stock market.intransitive verb zagged zagged, zag·ging, zags
- To turn or change direction suddenly. Usually used in contrast to zig: The runner zigged when he should have zagged.
- To behave erratically or indecisively. Usually used with zig: zigging and zagging for years over the question of disarmament.
Origin: From zigzag.