jaywalk jaywalk  /ˈdʒeɪ ˌwɔk/


  • (v) cross the road at a red light


  1. A good look at Guyana and you'll never jaywalk again.
  2. If there are traffic regulations, neither cops nor drivers heed them, nor do the pedestrians, who jaywalk and ignore traffic lights with grim fatalism.
  3. Learn the local traffic rules, don't jaywalk and avoid driving after dark in rural areas.


  1. Jaywalking a risky epidemic in the valley

    The valley's light rail system is poised to surpass all expectation since it launched in 2008. But with that success has come a dangerous problem that police are having a hard time getting a handle on -- jaywalking.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: FOX 10 Phoenix

  2. Concerns raised over jaywalking in Exeter

    EXETER — Selectman Frank Ferraro believes it's only a matter of time before someone gets hit by a car crossing Water Street if the increase in jaywalking he's seen continues.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Exeter News-Letter

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