- 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
- of or relating to something of distinct form or origin that has been joined; connected by a hyphen.
- 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 of hyphenate
Examples from the Web for hyphenated
Contemporary Examples of hyphenated
Trevor says that if he is to be hyphenated, he prefers Protestant-Irish to Anglo-Irish.Read Me, I'm Irish
March 17, 2009
Obama presented himself as an American individual first, not, as Teddy Roosevelt would say, "a hyphenated American."Irrational Obama Exuberance
November 26, 2008
Historical Examples of hyphenated
Inconsistencies in hyphenated words have been made consistent.
The Bear Garden is not hyphenated when used in titles but is hyphenated within the text.Lotus Buds
The following words are found in hyphenated and unhyphenated forms in the text.The Legacy of Greece
A word should never be divided or hyphenated in lettering, when it can be avoided.A Book for All Readers
Ainsworth Rand Spofford
Inconsistencies with regards to hyphenated words have been left as in the original.Health on the Farm
H. F. Harris
- 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
- (tr) to separate (syllables, words, etc) with a hyphen