Adjective "zag" definition and examples

(Zag may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A sharp change of direction in a zigzag course.
  1. 'The only thing that threatens the company, in fact, is a change in the game, an industry zig to the company's zag.'


Make a sharp change of direction.
  1. 'He zigged and zagged and she went with him, arm clenched tightly to his.'
  2. 'I've been stuck on the scratch, zigging and zagging with great effort through the past 4 or 5 days.'
  3. 'We will be awkwardly zagging while most of our peers happily zig in lockstep.'
  4. 'Native speakers argue that we are still zigging when the rest of the world has zagged.'
  5. 'Receivers zigged when they should have zagged.'
  6. 'In an investment career that started with oil back in the 1960s, Anschutz has usually zigged when others zagged.'
  7. 'The four looked up to see a red-headed kid skateboarding into the room, zigging and zagging uncontrollably.'
  8. 'We zigged, we zagged, horns blasted and drivers swore, but we did get to the other side.'
  9. 'Dennis, I think you zigged when you should have zagged with the last comment.'

More definitions

1. to move in one of the two directions followed in a zigzag course: First we zigged, then we zagged, trying to avoid the bull.

More examples(as adjective)

"stitches can be zag."

"curls can be zag."


Late 18th century: shortening of zigzag.