Main definitions of bet-hedging in English

: bet-hedging1bet-hedging2

bet-hedging1

noun

  • The action of hedging a bet, or of hedging one's bets; equivocation, indecision.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Salt Lake Tribune. From bet + hedging.

Pronunciation

bet-hedging

/ˈbɛtˌhɛdʒɪŋ/

Main definitions of bet-hedging in English

: bet-hedging1bet-hedging2

bet-hedging2

adjective

  • That engages in or constitutes bet-hedging; equivocating, noncommittal.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The Times. From bet + hedge + -ing.

Pronunciation

bet-hedging

/ˈbɛtˌhɛdʒɪŋ/