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 verbzagged 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 of zagFrom zigzag.
- One of a series of sharp turns or reversals.
(third-person singular simple present zags, present participle zagging, simple past and past participle zagged)
- to move with a sharp turn or reversal
- I guess I zigged when I should have zagged.