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hyphenated

[ hahy-fuh-ney-tid ]
/ ˈhaɪ fəˌneɪ tɪd /
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adjective Informal.
of, relating to, or designating a person, group, or organization of mixed origin or identity: an Irish-American club and other hyphenated organizations.

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Origin of hyphenated

First recorded in 1890–95; hyphenate + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM hyphenated

un·hy·phen·at·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyphenated

hyphenated
/ (ˈhaɪfəˌneɪtɪd) /

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