hyphenated

[ hahy-fuh-ney-tid ]
/ ˈhaɪ fəˌneɪ tɪd /

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.

VIDEO FOR HYPHENATED

WATCH NOW: How To Know If A Term Is One Words Or Two Words?

English loves to take existing words and smash them together so they act as one unit. This is called compounding. But how do you know if a word is one word or two?

MORE VIDEOS FROM DICTIONARY.COM

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?

Origin of hyphenated

First recorded in 1890–95; hyphenate + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM hyphenated

un·hy·phen·at·ed, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for hyphenated

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012