un·​hy·​phen·​at·​ed ˌən-ˈhī-fə-ˌnā-təd How to pronounce unhyphenated (audio)
: not containing or separated by a hyphen : not hyphenated
an unhyphenated word

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Collegiate editions, as well as by Webster’s online, which has dropped the earlier unhyphenated definition entirely. Mary Norris, The New Yorker, 25 Apr. 2022 The common denominator in all my cultures, including my unhyphenated Americanness is respect. Natashia Deón, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unhyphenated was circa 1934

Dictionary Entries Near unhyphenated

Cite this Entry

“Unhyphenated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhyphenated. Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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