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Meaning of "jaywalk" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD JAYWALK

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PRONUNCIATION OF JAYWALK

jaywalk  [ˈdʒeɪˌwɔːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF JAYWALK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Jaywalk is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb jaywalk in English.

WHAT DOES JAYWALK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Jaywalking

Jaywalking is illegal or reckless pedestrian crossing of a roadway. Examples include a pedestrian crossing between intersections without yielding to drivers and starting to cross a crosswalk at a signalized intersection without waiting for a permissive indication to be displayed. In the United States, state statutes generally reflect the Uniform Vehicle Code in requiring drivers to yield the right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks; at other locations, crossing pedestrians are either required to yield to drivers or, under some conditions, are prohibited from crossing. The term's dissemination in the 1920s and 1930s was due in part to the redefinition of some streets as places where pedestrians do not belong. The United Kingdom does not formally describe priority regulations for drivers and pedestrians at road junctions or other locations, except with respect to marked Zebra, Pelican, and Puffin crossings, where motorists are required to give way to pedestrians under defined conditions. Elsewhere, the Highway Code relies on the pedestrian making their own judgment on whether it is safe to cross based on the Green Cross Code.

Definition of jaywalk in the English dictionary

The definition of jaywalk in the dictionary is to cross or walk in a street recklessly or illegally.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO JAYWALK

PRESENT

Present
I jaywalk
you jaywalk
he/she/it jaywalks
we jaywalk
you jaywalk
they jaywalk
Present continuous
I am jaywalking
you are jaywalking
he/she/it is jaywalking
we are jaywalking
you are jaywalking
they are jaywalking
Present perfect
I have jaywalked
you have jaywalked
he/she/it has jaywalked
we have jaywalked
you have jaywalked
they have jaywalked
Present perfect continuous
I have been jaywalking
you have been jaywalking
he/she/it has been jaywalking
we have been jaywalking
you have been jaywalking
they have been jaywalking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I jaywalked
you jaywalked
he/she/it jaywalked
we jaywalked
you jaywalked
they jaywalked
Past continuous
I was jaywalking
you were jaywalking
he/she/it was jaywalking
we were jaywalking
you were jaywalking
they were jaywalking
Past perfect
I had jaywalked
you had jaywalked
he/she/it had jaywalked
we had jaywalked
you had jaywalked
they had jaywalked
Past perfect continuous
I had been jaywalking
you had been jaywalking
he/she/it had been jaywalking
we had been jaywalking
you had been jaywalking
they had been jaywalking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will jaywalk
you will jaywalk
he/she/it will jaywalk
we will jaywalk
you will jaywalk
they will jaywalk
Future continuous
I will be jaywalking
you will be jaywalking
he/she/it will be jaywalking
we will be jaywalking
you will be jaywalking
they will be jaywalking
Future perfect
I will have jaywalked
you will have jaywalked
he/she/it will have jaywalked
we will have jaywalked
you will have jaywalked
they will have jaywalked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been jaywalking
you will have been jaywalking
he/she/it will have been jaywalking
we will have been jaywalking
you will have been jaywalking
they will have been jaywalking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would jaywalk
you would jaywalk
he/she/it would jaywalk
we would jaywalk
you would jaywalk
they would jaywalk
Conditional continuous
I would be jaywalking
you would be jaywalking
he/she/it would be jaywalking
we would be jaywalking
you would be jaywalking
they would be jaywalking
Conditional perfect
I would have jaywalk
you would have jaywalk
he/she/it would have jaywalk
we would have jaywalk
you would have jaywalk
they would have jaywalk
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been jaywalking
you would have been jaywalking
he/she/it would have been jaywalking
we would have been jaywalking
you would have been jaywalking
they would have been jaywalking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you jaywalk
we let´s jaywalk
you jaywalk
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to jaywalk
Past participle
jaywalked
Present Participle
jaywalking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH JAYWALK


boardwalk
ˈbɔːdˌwɔːk
bushwalk
ˈbʊʃˌwɔːk
cakewalk
ˈkeɪkˌwɔːk
catwalk
ˈkætˌwɔːk
cradlewalk
ˈkreɪdəlˌwɔːk
crosswalk
ˈkrɒsˌwɔːk
duckwalk
ˈdʌkˌwɔːk
moonwalk
ˈmuːnˌwɔːk
racewalk
ˈreɪsˌwɔːk
riverwalk
ˈrɪvəˌwɔːk
ropewalk
ˈrəʊpˌwɔːk
sheepwalk
ˈʃiːpˌwɔːk
sidewalk
ˈsaɪdˌwɔːk
skywalk
ˈskaɪˌwɔːk
sleepwalk
ˈsliːpˌwɔːk
spacewalk
ˈspeɪsˌwɔːk
squawk
skwɔːk
walk
wɔːk
wauk
wɔːk
waulk
wɔːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE JAYWALK

jay
Jay´s Treaty
Jaya
Jayapura
Jayawardene
jaybird
Jaycee
jaygee
Jayhawker
jayvee
jaywalker
jaywalking
jazerant
jazy
jazz
jazz age
jazz ballet
jazz band
jazz club
jazz hands

WORDS THAT END LIKE JAYWALK

balk
beanstalk
chalk
cock of the walk
Dundalk
emu walk
Lambeth walk
moon walk
moving sidewalk
perp walk
random walk
small talk
speedwalk
stalk
talk
talk the talk
walk the walk
widow´s walk
you can talk
you can´t talk

Synonyms and antonyms of jaywalk in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «jaywalk» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF JAYWALK

Find out the translation of jaywalk to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of jaywalk from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «jaywalk» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

乱穿马路
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

jaywalk
570 millions of speakers

English

jaywalk
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

jaywalk
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

jaywalk
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

jaywalk
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jaywalk
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

jaywalk
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

marcher sur la chaussée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jaywalk
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unvorsichtig über die Straße gehen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

JAYWALK
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

jaywalk
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jaywalk
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

jaywalk
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

jaywalk
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जयावॉक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dikkatsizce yürümek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

attraversare la strada distrattamente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jaywalk
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

jaywalk
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

jaywalk
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

jaywalk
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

jaywalk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

jaywalk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

jaywalk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of jaywalk

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «JAYWALK»

The term «jaywalk» is regularly used and occupies the 89.471 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «JAYWALK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «jaywalk» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «jaywalk» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about jaywalk

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «JAYWALK»

Discover the use of jaywalk in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to jaywalk and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Kaplan LSAT Workbook 2015 with 1,000+ Real LSAT Questions: ...
Moreover, people who are less aware of danger are more likely to jaywalk. From this it can be concluded that on extremely cold days, people are more likely to jaywalk. Sample Argument Analysis Evidence 1 If extremely cold day → more ...
Kaplan, 2014
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Capital Punishment in America: A Balanced Examination
But we also can isolate objections to executing jaywalkers based solely on grounds of incapacitation: penalties less severe than death are adequate to specifically deter jaywalkers, and it is not clear that jaywalkers are more likely to jaywalk ...
Evan Mandery, 2011
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The Miami Police Worksheet
JAYWALK. A Miami PD officer, L. M. Johnson, working the traffic detail downtown, fired four shots from his pistol at two jaywalkers on Flagler Street today. One shot hit bystander Mrs. Myers in the neck, seriously wounding her. She was rushed ...
Phil Doherty, 2012
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Over the Falls: Survival of a Modern Dad
tan. a. deer. jaywalk? hr. dues. ajay. deerwalk? 6 6 My ears just popped.” “Mine didn't . . .Well . . . Maybe they did. What does it mean when your ears pop? “Don't you know anything?” “I do know things. I just don't know about ear pops. Anyway  ...
Jim Anstess, 2012
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Macmillan Dictionary for Children
jaywalk To cross the street without paying attention to the traffic lights or laws, jaywalk (ja'wok') verb, jaywalked, jaywalking. jazz Music that has strong rhythm and accented notes that fall in unexpected places. Jazz was originated by American ...
Robert B. Costello, 2001
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Three Anarchical Fallacies: An Essay on Political Authority
But we have already seen reason to doubt that the duty to obey the law can be general in that sense: The legal duty not to corrunit murder has far greater weight than the legal duty not to jaywalk. When we speak of a general duty to obey the ...
William A. Edmundson, 2007
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A Holistic Approach to Rights: Affirmative Action, ...
There is no right to jaywalk, but a law permitting only "Caucasians" to jaywalk would be objectionable. A law imposing capital punishment on couples who have two children would normally be objectionable because of the severity of the  ...
Eugene Schlossberger, 2008
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The Little Book of Currency Trading: How to Make Big Profits ...
However, every time that l have seen an older person jaywalk it is over the weekend and in the early morning when most of the city is still sleeping. With decades of life experience, grandmothers and grandfathers know that it is far less risky to ...
Kathy Lien, 2010
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Masked Priming: The State of the Art
2.16(4.4) jay walk crew Partially opaque JAYWALK JAYWALK JAYWALK No. of letters 7.97 (1.2) Whole word freq. 1.86 (2.9) ham mock pad Pseudocompound HAMMOCK HAMMOCK HAMMOCK No.ofletters 6.90(0.8) Whole word freq.
Sachiko Kinoshita, Stephen J. Lupker, 2003
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Scottish Rock: South
Q Jaywalk*** 210m E25c FA Jimmy Marshall, James Moriarty & Jimmy Stenhouse 14 PA) September 1960; FFA unknown A very fine route, much less popular than the routes further right and not visible from the Coffin Stone. The crux sections ...
Gary Latter, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «JAYWALK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term jaywalk is used in the context of the following news items.
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Drink Your Vegetables - The New York Times
There used to be a health-food store right across the street from the bar where I work. You could jaywalk from one place to the other, and one ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Are you a bona fide Bangkokian? | Bangkok Post: lifestyle
It takes more than the ability to recite the full 65-syllable name of Bangkok or nimbly jaywalk at every opportunity to qualify as a true Bangkokian ... «Bangkok Post, Jul 15»
3
Convergex To Launch New "ETF Direct" Platform
... Research Associates LLC (member FINRA/SIPC); and Convergex Solutions LLC, of which Connex, Jaywalk and LDB are divisions. «IT Business Net, Jul 15»
4
Hilary Duff got the 'most embarrassing ticket' in Beverly Hills
“I mean, if you want a funny story...jaywalk,” she joked. “If you don't want a ticket, and you want to live your life on the safer side, following all the ... «TheCelebrityCafe.com, Jul 15»
5
Edmontonians tell survey they think speeding is a serious threat, but …
More than half of pedestrians admitted starting to cross the road after the signal indicated it's too late, while about 40 per cent jaywalk or make ... «Edmonton Journal, Jul 15»
6
Ore. Supreme Court ruling on police asking about guns sparks debate
Joseph Lucio Jimenez was 19 years old in 2011, when an Oregon State trooper approached him after seeing him jaywalk. The trooper asked if ... «kgw.com, Jul 15»
7
Inside the New 'Design for Dining' Exhibition
... and architecture firms (Soldier Design, Jaywalk Studio, Bergmeyer, NELSON, Payette, Silverman Trykowski Associates, and Gate 3 Design). «BostInno, Jul 15»
8
Long-Delayed D.C. Streetcar Months From Opening, Says DDOT Chief
“Pedestrians frequently jaywalk across H Street and Benning Road along the entire alignment, which is why it is critical to encourage them to ... «WAMU 88.5, Jul 15»
9
MUN scraps tuition fee hike for undergrad international students
Laura Howells · @LauraHowellsNL. Well I was rushing back to finish the #MUN story and got hit by a car. Whoops. Don't jaywalk, kids! Jul. «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
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DeAndre Jordan's Playful Side as Vital to Clippers as It Was …
We all have our personal inclinations, patterned by our experiences to believe we can jaywalk in front of honking cars or we should color within ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»

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