br> origin late 20th cent.: ZIF, acronym from zero insertion force. zig 7noun a sharp change of direction in a zigzag course: he went round and round in zigs and zags. 7verb (zigs, zigging, zigged) [no obj.] make a sharp change of direction: we zigged to the right. – origin 1960s: by abbreviation of ZIGZAG. ziggurat /ˈzɪgʊrat/.
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Zigzag (Character) - Comic Vinebr> also zigzag, 1712, from French zigzag (1670s), perhaps from German Zickzack (though this is attested only from 1703), possibly a reduplication of Zacke "tooth, prong." Earliest use in German is in reference to military siege approaches. Originally in English used to describe the layout of certain garden paths. As an adjective ...
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one of a series of such turns, as in a line or path. proceeding or formed in a zigzag:. to make (something) zigzag, as in form or course; move or maneuver (something) in a zigzag direction: They zigzagged their course to confuse the enemy.
Attested from 1712. Borrowing from French zigzag (attested from 1662), possibly from a Germanic source via Walloon ziczac (although German Zickzack is attested only from 1703).
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