hyphenated

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Verb[edit]

hyphenated

  1. simple past tense and past participle of hyphenate
    Compounding the word looked wrong, so I hyphenated it instead.

Adjective[edit]

hyphenated (comparative more hyphenated, superlative most hyphenated)

  1. Written with a hyphen.
    Some dictionaries list hyphenated words as though they contained no punctuation.
  2. Of a person, considered to have more than one nationality or ethnicity (such as French-Canadian, Afro-Argentine, etc.).
    "[The Community Newspaper] is one of the many symbolic emblems that stand for the other half of the hyphenated American’s identity." Hyphenated Americans Must Look At Their Mirror -- The Community Newspaper -- To Do What Is Right, October 28, 2005.

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