Open main menu

Wiktionary β

See also: žig

Contents

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from zigzag. Compare zag.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zig (plural zigs)

  1. A sudden or sharp turn or change of direction.

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

zig (third-person singular simple present zigs, present participle zigging, simple past and past participle zigged)

  1. To make such a turn.

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the terminal syllable -zig in numerals such as zwanzig (twenty), vierzig (forty), achtzig (eighty).

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

zig

  1. umpteen, tens of, dozens of (an unspecified number, usually between 10 and 100)
    Der Verkäufer hat mir zig verschiedene Modelle gezeigt.
    The salesperson showed me umpteen different models.

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit