AskDefine | Define jaywalk

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jaywalk v : cross the road at a red light

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jay + walk, jay in its obselete form meaning a dull or ignorant person.


  • italbrac RP /ˈdʒeɪ.wɔːk/
  • italbrac US /ˈdʒeɪ.wɑːk/ or /ˈdʒeɪ.wɔːk/


  1. To cross a street away from a designated crosswalk in violation of pedestrian traffic regulations and laws in jurisdictions where this is illegal, such as the US.
  2. To cross or walk in a street or roadway without regard to traffic


To cross a street illegally

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Extensive Definition

This is about the band. For other uses, see Jaywalk (disambiguation).
Jaywalk is a Japanese rock band best known in the West for the intro theme of the videogame Road Avenger.
In 1991 they had a big hit with .
jaywalk in Japanese: JAYWALK

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ambulate, ankle, circumambulate, foot, foot it, hoof it, jog on, leg, leg it, pace, pad, pedestrianize, perambulate, peripateticate, shuffle along, step, stride, stump it, traipse, tread, walk
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