double hyphen

noun

: a punctuation mark ⸗ used in place of a hyphen at the end of a line to indicate that the word so divided is normally hyphenated

Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double hyphen was in 1893

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Cite this Entry

“Double hyphen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20hyphen. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

double hyphen

noun
: a punctuation mark ⸗ that is used in place of a hyphen in a word divided at the end of a line to show that the word is usually hyphenated at that place
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