Definition of jaywalk verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

jaywalk

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈdʒeɪwɔːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒeɪwɔːk//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they jaywalk
BrE BrE//ˈdʒeɪwɔːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒeɪwɔːk//
 
he / she / it jaywalks
BrE BrE//ˈdʒeɪwɔːks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒeɪwɔːks//
 
past simple jaywalked
BrE BrE//ˈdʒeɪwɔːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒeɪwɔːkt//
 
past participle jaywalked
BrE BrE//ˈdʒeɪwɔːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒeɪwɔːkt//
 
-ing form jaywalking
BrE BrE//ˈdʒeɪwɔːkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒeɪwɔːkɪŋ//
 
 
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to walk along or across a street illegally or without paying attention to the traffic Word Origin early 20th cent.: from jay in the colloquial sense ‘silly person’ + walk.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: jaywalk