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There is a difference between jaywalking and grand larceny.
Gaylord Perry

Meaning of "jaywalking" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF JAYWALKING

jaywalking  [ˈdʒeɪˌwɔːkɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF JAYWALKING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Jaywalking is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES JAYWALKING 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 jaywalking in the English dictionary

The definition of jaywalking in the dictionary is the act or an instance of crossing or walking in a street recklessly or illegally.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH JAYWALKING


bushwalking
ˈbʊʃˌwɔːkɪŋ
corking
ˈkɔːkɪŋ
cyberstalking
ˈsaɪbəˌstɔːkɪŋ
deerstalking
ˈdɪəˌstɔːkɪŋ
Dorking
ˈdɔːkɪŋ
fell-walking
ˈfɛlwɔːkɪŋ
hawking
ˈhɔːkɪŋ
marking
ˈmɑːkɪŋ
networking
ˈnɛtˌwɜːkɪŋ
parking
ˈpɑːkɪŋ
racewalking
ˈreɪsˌwɔːkɪŋ
sleepwalking
ˈsliːpˌwɔːkɪŋ
smooth-talking
ˈsmuːðˌtɔːkɪŋ
speaking
ˈspiːkɪŋ
stalking
ˈstɔːkɪŋ
streetwalking
ˈstriːtˌwɔːkɪŋ
talking
ˈtɔːkɪŋ
walking
ˈwɔːkɪŋ
warchalking
ˈwɔːtʃɔːkɪŋ
working
ˈwɜːkɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE JAYWALKING

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE JAYWALKING

banking
booking
breaking
bulking
clicking
cooking
dead man walking
drinking
erlking
fire walking
fucking
hill walking
hulking
in the making
king
milking
now you´re talking
power walking
tight-rope walking
tightrope walking

Synonyms and antonyms of jaywalking in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «jaywalking» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF JAYWALKING

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

Translator English - Chinese

乱穿马路
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

jaywalking
570 millions of speakers

English

jaywalking
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

jaywalking
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

jaywalking
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

jaywalking
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

andarilhos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

jaywalking
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jaywalking
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jaywalking
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

jaywalking
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

道路横断歩行
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

무단 횡단
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jaywalking
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

jaywalking
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

jaywalking
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जयावॉकिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

jaywalking
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

jaywalking
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jaywalking
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

jaywalking
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

traversare prin loc nepermis
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

jaywalking
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

jaywalking
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

jaywalking
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

jaywalking
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of jaywalking

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «JAYWALKING»

The term «jaywalking» is normally little used and occupies the 117.928 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «JAYWALKING» OVER TIME

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

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2 QUOTES WITH «JAYWALKING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word jaywalking.
1
Gaylord Perry
There is a difference between jaywalking and grand larceny.
2
William T. Vollmann
So far, I've never missed a deadline for a term paper, a review, a manuscript. I perform the mumbo-jumbo of voting with belief in my heart, I've not yet won even a jaywalking ticket, and unlike my father, whom I fault in this respect, I refrain from opting out of jury duty; instead, they mostly kick me out.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «JAYWALKING»

Discover the use of jaywalking in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to jaywalking and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Jaywalking With The Irish
Jaywalking with the Irishis a tale of revelations - about donkey carts transformed into BMWs, about great blessings of warmth sometimes laced with begrudgery, about what happens to a family that ditches stability for the tricky task of ...
David Monagan, 2004
2
Jaywalking with the Irish
Jaywalking with the Irish isan honest, penetrating and often hilarious portrait of a contemporary Ireland that is so often portrayed through the wistful lens of cliches that no longer apply
Lonely Planet, 2011
3
Jaywalking: The Ultimate Fitness Journey
Presents a walking program designed to help condition the body, gain self-confidence, and overcome stress and depression
Jay Ciniglio, Robert Vance Blosser, 1998
4
Jaywalking
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Jaywalking is an informal term commonly used in North America to refer to illegal or reckless pedestrian crossing of a roadway.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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Public Policy
3 In 1966 a Chicago newspaper stated flatly: Chicago police Supt. Orlando W. Wilson said Tuesday that city policemen will continue to ignore jaywalking. On the basis of a two-month study of cities that enforce jaywalking laws, he explained, ...
Peter Woll, 1974
6
America's Mayor: The Strange Career of Rudoplh Giuliani
YOU REALLY COULDN'T hope to find a better illustration of Rudolph Giuliani's terms as mayor of New York City than his stance on jaywalking. The practice of crossing the street against traffic or when the light is red or in the middle of the ...
Robert Polner, 2007
7
Cornflake S. Pecially on Jaywalking
One page typed public service announcement in which Cornflake S. Pecially discourages jaywalking.
Fred Rogers, Cornflake S. Pecially (Puppet), 1960
8
The Legal Writing Workshop: Better Writing, One Case at a Time
They are akin to modern penalties for minor public-safety infractions like speeding or jaywalking. And although such public-safety laws may not contain exceptions for selfdefense, it is inconceivable that the threat of a jaywalking ticket would ...
Katie Rose Guest Pryal Ph D, Katie Rose Guest Pryal, Jordynn Jack Ph D, 2010
9
Three Anarchical Fallacies: An Essay on Political Authority
What determines the weight of a specific legal duty, for example, the duty not to murder or the duty not to jaywalk, is the moral quality of the type of action concerned - murder, or jaywalking - and the circumstances in which a “token” of that type ...
William A. Edmundson, 2007
10
Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics: An Introduction to Theories of ...
To end this suffering the town council decides to make jaywalking a capital crime: anyone caught will be executed by hanging. Can this law be justified under utilitarianism? To determine this we need to ask how much pleasure or pain will ...
Steve Wilkens, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «JAYWALKING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term jaywalking is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Last week's computer crashes didn't reveal a hidden hand …
When you are jaywalking and suddenly recognize a taxi bearing down on you, this is helpful. When you are trying to make sense of rapidly ... «Chicago Daily Herald, Jul 15»
2
Millville Police for July 17 - The Daily Journal
She also was issued a summons for jaywalking. Alexander was taken to Cumberland County Jail on $1,500 bail. •Shannon R. Difonzo, 28, ... «Vineland Daily Journal, Jul 15»
3
Jaywalking may have led to shooting suspect's arrest - Local 12 …
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- Jaywalking may have led to the arrest of a suspect in a May shooting in Avondale in which the victim died and was revived. Christopher ... «WKRC TV Cincinnati, Jul 15»
4
Jaywalking stop leads to drug/warrant arrest: Millville Police Blotter
He was arrested after getting stopped for jaywalking. Police also arrested him for an outstanding Cumberland County Superior Court child ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
5
MMDA Officer Loses Temper Over Jaywalking
MMDA officer Mark Ian Galang from Monumento Caloocan has been reported doing violent action towards citizens he caught jaywalking. «Manila Channel, Jul 15»
6
Jaywalking: Northfield Summer Series has become a community event
Two home-baked blueberry pies await the men's and women's winners at last Thursday's Northfield Summer Road Race Series in downtown ... «The Recorder, Jul 15»
7
Jaywalking turns into several charges, fine
Charges against a 36-year-old woman caught jaywalking across a northside street more than four years ago have finally been resolved. «Lethbridge Herald, Jul 15»
8
Pedestrians Beware: Police to crack down on jaywalking for the next …
Starting from today until July 14, the police will run yet another weeklong territory-wide pedestrian road safety campaign, with the aim of ... «Coconuts Hong Kong, Jul 15»
9
Jaywalking: Manny's maker drifting off into the sunset
If you've been to a Manny's home baseball game this season and felt like something was missing, well, join the crowd. There is definitely ... «The Recorder, Jul 15»
10
Pedestrians walk all over attempts to stamp out jaywalking
Efforts to stop Dhaka pedestrians from jaywalking have not been successful, despite several high-visibility programmes to stem the tide of ... «DhakaTribune, Jul 15»

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