how to pronounce jaywalk


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jaywalk is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of jaywalk in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… yeah i i jaywalk at 42nd and 5th in …”

meanings of jaywalk


  1. To behave as a jaywalker; to violate pedestrian traffic regulations by crossing a street away from a designated crossing or to walk in the part of the street intended for vehicles rather than on the sidewalk.

jaywalk frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word jaywalk occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics jaywalk can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that jaywalk can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to jaywalk


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