The word jaywalk is a compound word derived from the word jay, an
inexperienced person and a curse word that originated in ...
Jul 9, 2012 ... Today I found out where the word “jaywalking” came from. For those not familiar
with this term (i.e. many people outside of the United States), ...
The complete Oxford English Dictionary traces the word jaywalker back to 1917
and labels it originally US. There is a ... I'm sure I know The Origin of The Word.
The term jaywalking originates from the word "jay". Contrary to popular belief, this
is not the shape of the path the person makes. Instead, jay was the name given ...
Jaywalking. In UK, a “Jay” was a term for an idiot (there are lots and lots of words
for silly, stupid or foolish people here….) eg “Silly as a Jay” - probably, although ...
Feb 12, 2014 ... The idea of being fined for crossing the road at the wrong place can bemuse
foreign visitors to the US, where the origins of so-called jaywalking ...
Jaywalk definition, 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 of jaywalk
When you cross the street through the middle and not at the intersections were
you are supposed to. They call it Jay walking, because back in the 1900s in New
Oct 14, 2015 ... Think the origins of “jaywalking” in 1920s car industry propaganda are too
esoteric for a mainstream audience? Watch this clip from truTV's ...
Jan 22, 2015 ... Join as as we take a stroll and find out when this popular saying hit the ground
running. Host: eddiebowley.com / Animator: Caitlin Cooke ...