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English definition of “jaywalk”

jaywalk

verb [I]     /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 traffic Walking and walkers jaywalker     /-wɔː.kər/ US  /-wɑː.kɚ/ noun [C] We nearly ran over a couple of jaywalkers who walked out in front of the car .Walking and walkers
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