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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [zag]
    • /zæg/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [zag]
    • /zæg/

Definitions of zag word

  • verb without object zag to move in one of the two directions followed in a zigzag course: First we zigged, then we zagged, trying to avoid the bull. 1
  • noun zag A sharp change of direction in a zigzag course. 1
  • noun zag one in a sequence of sharp turns 0
  • noun zag a sharp change of direction 0
  • verb zag to change direction sharply 0
  • verb zag to behave in an unpredictable or indecisive manner 0

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Origin of zag

First appearance:

before 1785
One of the 44% newest English words
First recorded in 1785-95; extracted from zigzag

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Zag


zag popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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