Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “jaywalk”


verb [I]    /ˈdʒeɪˌwɔk/
to walk across a street at a place where you are not allowed to cross jaywalking    /ˈdʒeɪˌwɔ·kɪŋ/ noun [U] You got ticketed for jaywalking?
(Definition of jaywalk verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of jaywalk

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Walking and walkers, but you might be interested in these topics from the Moving on foot topic area:

Definitions of “jaywalk” in other dictionaries

Translations of “jaywalk”

Word of the Day

tie the knot

to get married

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More