v. /huy"feuh nayt'/; adj., n. /huy"feuh nit, -nayt'/, v., hyphenated, hyphenating, adj., n.
1. to join by a hyphen.
2. to write or divide with a hyphen.
3. of or pertaining to something of distinct form or origin that has been joined; connected by a hyphen.
4. Informal. a person working or excelling in more than one craft or occupation: He's a film-industry hyphenate, usually listed as a writer-director-producer.
[1850-55; HYPHEN + -ATE1]

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