[ hej-er ]

  1. a person who makes or repairs hedges.

  2. a person who hedges in betting, speculating, etc.

Origin of hedger

1250–1300; Middle English (in surnames); see hedge, -er1

Words Nearby hedger

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How to use hedger in a sentence

  • A couple of foggers and milkers, a hedger and ditcher, two or three women at times, and there is the end.

    The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
  • But this restless Proteus masqueraded through a score of other characters—as seedsman, harvester, hedger and ditcher, etc.

  • I stood close to a hedger and ditcher, who, standing on a board, was cleaning out the mud that the water might run freely.

    Nature Near London | Richard Jefferies
  • He would be laughed at that should go about to make a fine dancer out of a country hedger at past fifty.

    The Chautauquan, Vol. III, March 1883 | The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
  • One roughly cut the margins off his books with a knife, hacking away very much like a hedger and ditcher.

    Enemies of Books | William Blades