hyphenated
adjective Etymology: from the use of hyphenated words (as German-American) to designate foreign-born citizens of the United States Date: circa 1893 of, relating to, or being an individual or unit of mixed or diverse background or composition <
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  • hyphenated — [hī′fənāt΄əd] adj. 1. connected or separated with a hyphen ☆ 2. of or pertaining to a citizen of a country who is identified with the ethnic group or nationality of his or her forebears and, typically, designated by a hyphenated compound… …   English World dictionary

  • Hyphenated — Hy phen*a ted, a. United by hyphens; hyphened; as, a hyphenated or hyphened word. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hyphenated — hyphenated; un·hyphenated; …   English syllables

  • hyphenated — adjective a) Referring to something that has been written with a hyphen. Some dictionaries list hyphenated words as though they contained no punctuation. b) Referring to a person who claims more than one nationality or ethnicity, or who expresses …   Wiktionary

  • hyphenated — adjective Etymology: from past participle of hyphenate (I); from the use of hyphenated words (as German American, Irish American) to designate foreign born citizens of the United States : of, relating to, or constituting a person or unit of mixed …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyphenated — hy|phen|at|ed [ haıfə,neıtəd ] adjective written with a hyphen: After she married, she used the hyphenated name of Kraus Goldberg. hyphenated American a way of referring to an American, for example a Chinese American or an Irish American, whose… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hyphenated — [[t]ha͟ɪfəneɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ A word that is hyphenated is written with a hyphen between two or more of its parts. ...hyphenated names such as Wong Shong or Li Wong …   English dictionary

  • hyphenated — /huy feuh nay tid/, adj. Informal. of, pertaining to, or designating a person, group, or organization of mixed origin or identity: an Irish American club and other hyphenated organizations. [1890 95; HYPHENATE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyphenated — adj. Hyphenated is used with these nouns: ↑name …   Collocations dictionary

  • hyphenated — hy•phen•at•ed [[t]ˈhaɪ fəˌneɪ tɪd[/t]] adj. 1) inf of or designating a person or group of mixed national origin or identity: an Irish American club and other hyphenated organizations[/ex] 2) composed of distinct elements connected by or as if by… …   From formal English to slang

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