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Definition of "hyphenated" []

  • Having a hyphen: a hyphenated adjective. (adjective)
  • Often Offensive Of or relating to naturalized citizens or their descendants or culture. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hyphenated" in a sentence
  • "It is only when self-serving bottom-line profit-margin hyphenated-a$$holes attempt to extract their pound of flesh that we end up "needing" social communities."
  • "Since Heidegger often writes the word hyphenated, An-wesen, that means that it is to be understood in its root meaning."
  • "Although in theory, since a 'na does swear absolute obedience and perfect fidelity, there is no need to acknowledge even the greatest of such service, the Sandemans are realists; if a' na gives greater service or does a deed more heroic than may be reasonably expected, his thakur will have the tattoo circled and allow his 'na to use his name hyphenated with the' na's own."
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