jaywalk

[jey-wawk]
verb (used without object)
to cross a street at a place other than a regular crossing or in a heedless manner, as diagonally or against a traffic light.

Origin:
1915–20, Americanism; jay + walk

jaywalker, noun
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jaywalk (ˈdʒeɪˌwɔːk)
 
vb
(intr) to cross or walk in a street recklessly or illegally
 
[C20: from jay (sense 2)]
 
'jaywalker
 
n
 
'jaywalking
 
n

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When a bus stops, drivers should know that kids will jaywalk.
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