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zig

[zig] /zɪg/
verb (used without object), zigged, zigging.
1.
to move in one of the two directions followed in a zigzag course:
He zigged when he should have zagged.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; extracted from zigzag
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Word Origin and History for zig
v.

1969, from zigzag.

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Slang definitions & phrases for zig

jigaboo

modifier

: a jig band

noun

A black person (1909+)


zhlub

noun

(also schlub or shlub or shlubbo or zhlob or zshlub) A coarse person; a boorish man; jerk, slob: the presence of fine wines and the absence of shlubs/ replied Angela as she glided off to cut the poor schlub out of her will/ Lieberman was the worst. Lieberman was a real zshlub

[1964+; fr Yiddish fr Slavic, ''coarse fellow'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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