from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective United by hyphens; hyphened.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of hyphenate.
  • adjective Written with a hyphen.
  • adjective Of a person, considered to have more than one nationality or ethnicity (such as French-Canadian, Afro-Argentine, etc.).


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  • 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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  • Segall asked Johnson about poems O'Ryan allegedly wrote about the athlete, some of which had her name hyphenated with O'Ryan's. - News

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  • So we are much more likely to see terms hyphenated which have been around a long time, such as word-class and phrase-marker.

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