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hyphenated

[hahy-fuh-ney-tid] /ˈhaɪ fəˌneɪ tɪd/
adjective, Informal.
1.
of, relating to, or designating a person, group, or organization of mixed origin or identity:
an Irish-American club and other hyphenated organizations.
Origin of hyphenated
1890-1895
1890-95; hyphenate + -ed2
Related forms
unhyphenated, adjective

hyphenate

[verb hahy-fuh-neyt; adjective, noun hahy-fuh-nit, -neyt] /verb ˈhaɪ fəˌneɪt; adjective, noun ˈhaɪ fə nɪt, -ˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), hyphenated, hyphenating.
1.
to join by a hyphen.
2.
to write or divide with a hyphen.
adjective
3.
of or relating to something of distinct form or origin that has been joined; connected by a hyphen.
noun
4.
Informal. a person working or excelling in more than one craft or occupation:
He's a film-industry hyphenate, usually listed as a writer-director-producer.
Origin
1850-55; hyphen + -ate1
Related forms
hyphenation, noun
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Examples from the Web for hyphenated
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The phrase ‘to bed’ is frequently, though not always, hyphenated as ‘to-bed’.

  • As a matter of fact, Selby-Harrison—it's a hyphenated surname—is a man.

    Lalage's Lovers George A. Birmingham
  • The following words are found in both unhyphenated and hyphenated forms in the text.

  • Inconsistencies in hyphenated words have been made consistent.

  • Several words (such as bull-frog and candle-light) were hyphenated inconsistently in the original text.

    The Mistress of Bonaventure Harold Bindloss
  • The Bear Garden is not hyphenated when used in titles but is hyphenated within the text.

    Lotus Buds Amy Carmichael
  • The following words were found both in hyphenated and unhyphenated forms in the text.

    A Book of Burlesques H. L. Mencken
  • The following words are found in hyphenated and unhyphenated forms in the text.

British Dictionary definitions for hyphenated

hyphenated

/ˈhaɪfəˌneɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
containing or linked with a hyphen
2.
(mainly US) having a nationality denoted by a hyphenated word, as in American-Irish
3.
(mainly US) denoting something, such as a professional career, that consists of two elements, as in singer-songwriter

hyphenate

/ˈhaɪfəˌneɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to separate (syllables, words, etc) with a hyphen
Derived Forms
hyphenation, noun
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Word Origin and History for hyphenated

hyphenate

v.

1881, from hyphen + -ate (2). The earlier verb was simply hyphen (1814). Related: Hyphenated; hyphenating. Hyphenated American is attested from 1889.

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