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English definition of “jaywalk”

jaywalk

verb [I] uk   /ˈdʒeɪ.wɔːk/ us    /-wɑːk/ mainly US
to walk across a road at a place where it is not allowed or without taking care to avoid the trafficWalking and walkers
jaywalker
noun [C] uk   /-wɔː.kər/ us    /-wɑː.kɚ/
We nearly ran over a couple of jaywalkers who walked out in front of the car.Walking and walkers
(Definition of jaywalk from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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