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 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, "Tia Mowry’s Etsy Collab Is The Perfect Mix Of Homespun Chic," 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, "Mom wonders why daughter keeps her at arm’s length," 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, "Grimes says she and Elon Musk have tweaked their baby's name," 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, "Mom wonders why daughter keeps her at arm’s length," 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, "Lockdown or no lockdown, there’s no stopping Vir Das from making you laugh," 20 Apr. 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, "Mom wonders why daughter keeps her at arm’s length," 25 Jan. 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, "Mom wonders why daughter keeps her at arm’s length," 25 Jan. 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, "Mom wonders why daughter keeps her at arm’s length," 25 Jan. 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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“Hyphenated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyphenated. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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