hyphenator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hyphenate +‎ -or

Noun[edit]

hyphenator (plural hyphenators)

  1. One who, or that which, hyphenates.
    • 2007 October 7, Charles Mcgrath, “Death-Knell. Or Death Knell.”, New York Times:
      The greatest hyphenator ever was Shakespeare (or Shak-speare in some contemporary spellings) because he was so busy adding new words, many of them compounds, to English: “sea-change,” “leap-frog,” “bare-faced,” “fancy-free.”