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.
(intransitive) to cross or walk in a street recklessly or illegally
by 1912, American English (said in original citation to be a Kansas City term), from jay, perhaps with notion of boldness and impudence. Related: Jaywalk; jaywalker.
To walk into or across a street at a forbidden place or without the right of way
[1916+; fr the naive behavior of a jay, ”rustic”]
language An early system on the LGP-30. [CACM 2(5):16, May 1959]. (1997-05-16) Jaz Drive
- Jaz drive
hardware, storage Iomega Corporation’s drive which takes removable one or two gigabyte disk cartridges which contain conventional hard disks. Internal and external drives are available claiming an average transfer rate of 330 megabytes per minute – though that is dependant on the SCSI adapter, the parallel port adapter is unlikely to reach anything like this […]
database A data management system for High Energy Physics from Stanford Linear Accelerator. (1995-02-22)
[jaz] /dʒæz/ noun 1. music originating in New Orleans around the beginning of the 20th century and subsequently developing through various increasingly complex styles, generally marked by intricate, propulsive rhythms, polyphonic ensemble playing, improvisatory, virtuosic solos, melodic freedom, and a harmonic idiom ranging from simple diatonicism through chromaticism to atonality. 2. a style of dance […]