hedgy

hedgy

[hej-ee]
adjective, hedgier, hedgiest.
abounding in hedges.

Origin:
1590–1600; hedge + -y1

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hedge (hɛdʒ)
 
n
1.  a row of shrubs, bushes, or trees forming a boundary to a field, garden, etc
2.  a barrier or protection against something
3.  the act or a method of reducing the risk of financial loss on an investment, bet, etc
4.  a cautious or evasive statement
5.  (modifier; often in combination) low, inferior, or illiterate: a hedge lawyer
 
vb
6.  (tr) to enclose or separate with or as if with a hedge
7.  (intr) to make or maintain a hedge, as by cutting and laying
8.  (tr; often foll by in, about, or around) to hinder, obstruct, or restrict
9.  (intr) to evade decision or action, esp by making noncommittal statements
10.  (tr) to guard against the risk of loss in (a bet, the paying out of a win, etc), esp by laying bets with other bookmakers
11.  (intr) to protect against financial loss through future price fluctuations, as by investing in futures
 
[Old English hecg; related to Old High German heckia, Middle Dutch hegge; see haw1]
 
'hedger
 
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