- to connect or separate by a hyphen
- to write or print with a hyphen
Origin of hyphenate; from the use of hyphens to separate job titles
transitive verbhy·phen·at·ed, hy·phen·at·ing, hy·phen·ates
(third-person singular simple present hyphenates, present participle hyphenating, simple past and past participle hyphenated)
- A person with multiple duties or abilities, such as "writer-director", "actor-model", or "singer-songwriter".