- any of the short, sharp angles or turns of a zigzag pattern, alternating with a zag
- any sharp turn away from a straight course
Origin of zigsee zigzag
- to move in a zig
- to zigzag
One of a series of sharp turns or reversals: The zigs and zags of foreign policy.
intransitive verbzigged, zig·ging, zigs
- To turn or change direction suddenly. Usually used in contrast to zag: When your opponent zigs, zag!
- To behave erratically or indecisively. Usually used with zag: The market has zigged and zagged for months.
Origin of zigFrom zigzag.
(third-person singular simple present zigs, present participle zigging, simple past and past participle zigged)
- To make such a turn.