hyphenated

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adjective hy·phen·at·ed \ˈhī-fə-ˌnā-təd\

Definition of hyphenated

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

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 1893



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