Hyphenated meaning

hīfə-nātĭd
Written with a hyphen.

Some dictionaries list hyphenated words as though they contained no punctuation.

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Hyphenated is defined as containing a punctuation mark that joins two parts of a word or two compound words, or that allows for a word to break at the end of a line.

When you are writing the word abbreviate and you come to the end of the line and write "abbrev-iate" this is an example of a time when you hyphenated the word.

When your last name is Jones and you get married to Mr. Smith and your name becomes Mrs. Jones-Smith, this is an example of a time when you hyphenated your name.

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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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(often offensive) Of or relating to naturalized citizens or their descendants or culture.
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Having a hyphen.

A hyphenated adjective.

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Simple past tense and past participle of hyphenate.

Compounding the word looked wrong, so I hyphenated it instead.

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Of or pertaining to a citizen of a country who is identified with the ethnic group or nationality of that citizen's forebears.

A hyphenated American.

adjective
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Connected or separated with a hyphen.
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