Jaywalk meaning

jāwôk
To walk across a street in violation of traffic law, especially by crossing outside of a marked pedestrian crosswalk at an intersection.
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To walk in or across a street without obeying traffic rules and signals, esp. at other than proper crossing places.
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(chiefly North America, law) To behave as a jaywalker; to violate pedestrian traffic regulations by crossing a street away from a designated crossing or to walk in the part of the street intended for cars rather than on the sidewalk.
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Origin of jaywalk

  • From jay inexperienced person

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary