hyphenated

adjective
hy·​phen·​at·​ed | \ ˈhī-fə-ˌnā-təd How to pronounce hyphenated (audio) \

Definition of hyphenated

: of, relating to, or being an individual or unit of mixed or diverse background or composition hyphenated Americans

Examples of hyphenated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In response, the multi-hyphenated artist retweeted McKee-Rodriguez’s video to her more than 23 million followers over the weekend. NBC News, 13 Dec. 2021 So, how do brands reflect this exciting culture shift in a way that resonates with everyone from the yogi to the multi-hyphenated executive to the busy grandparent? Julian Cohen, Rolling Stone, 9 Nov. 2021 This multi-hyphenated boss is looking to do more than transform the TV and film industry. Brittney Oliver, Essence, 23 Feb. 2021 An exact reason why the multi-hyphenated Tia Mowry-Hardrict — award-winning actress, author, entrepreneur, mom of two, and beyond — was unsurprisingly drawn to the site. Amanda Randone, refinery29.com, 3 Aug. 2020 Surely no parent wants to saddle their child with four hyphenated last names, but choosing only one, or one from each parent might end up offending one or more grandparents and other relatives. Abigail Van Buren, Houston Chronicle, 25 Jan. 2020 Some punctuation symbols are allowed when necessary, like in a hyphenated last name or one with an apostrophe. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 26 May 2020 Surely no parent wants to saddle their child with four hyphenated last names, but choosing only one, or one from each parent might end up offending one or more grandparents and other relatives. Abigail Van Buren, Houston Chronicle, 25 Jan. 2020 The multi-hyphenated artiste spoke with Quartz about moving his gigs online and his new dark comedy thriller Netflix series Hasmukh. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, 20 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of hyphenated

circa 1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hyphenated

from the use of hyphenated words (such as German-American) to designate foreign-born citizens of the U.S.

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The first known use of hyphenated was circa 1893

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17 Dec 2021

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“Hyphenated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyphenated. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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