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

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What3words removed any hyphenated words, curse words, and homophones. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "These Guys Mapped Out Every 3-Meter Square on Earth with a Unique Three-Word Phrase," 4 Sep. 2019 How does one include a hyphenated last name in a monogram? Judith Martin, The Mercury News, "Miss Manners: When the check came, I didn’t know what to do," 24 Aug. 2019 As your daughter has no doubt become aware — at doctor’s offices and airport ticketing counters — the alphabetized world is almost exclusively concerned with the first initial of a hyphenated surname. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, "Miss Manners: When the check came, I didn’t know what to do," 24 Aug. 2019 As your daughter has no doubt become aware — at doctor’s offices and airport ticketing counters — the alphabetized world is almost exclusively concerned with the first initial of a hyphenated surname. Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: Friend must stick to resolve when hosting meals," 24 Aug. 2019 In the United States, two hyphenated fast food joints have sat high upon the thrones of their regional kingdoms. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Chick-fil-A named America's favorite fast food restaurant, dethroning In-N-Out," 1 Aug. 2019 At the rally, Trump refused to call the New York congresswoman by her full hyphenated surname. Amanda Seitz, Fortune, "Trump’s and Democrats’ Incendiary Week: Fact Checking Claims," 20 July 2019 Each person in his small group shared quick personal stories from working with grandparents to life with a hyphenated name. Dallas News, "A doctor who actually listens? New Fort Worth medical school aims to train students in empathy," 13 July 2019 His hyphenated identity courses through the menu: the pillowiest gnocchi is made, somehow, with tofu, and there’s a clever take on ssam with spaghetti squash, served with big leafy lettuces, tons of little sauces, and crunchy toppings. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, "What It's Like to Stay at a $300-a-Night Crystal-Filled Social Justice Hotel," 10 July 2019

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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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