Definition of hyphenated
: of, relating to, or being an individual or unit of mixed or diverse background or composition hyphenated Americans
Recent Examples of hyphenated from the Web
All kinds of ethnic groups were reclaiming the pride in their hyphenated identity, and Jews, too, wanted to get in on that action in America.
Our identities are inevitably, and infinitely, hyphenated.
Elaborate American museums are devoted to the Civil War, World War I and World War II—as well as to hyphenated American identities—but no major institution to our nation’s founding cataclysm.
Many of the people Mr. Mateen killed had similar stories of hyphenated existence.
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Origin and Etymology of hyphenated
from the use of hyphenated words (such as German-American) to designate foreign-born citizens of the U.S.
First Known Use: circa 1893See Words from the same year
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