hyphenate hyphenate  /ˈhaɪ fə ˌneɪt/


  • (v) divide or connect with a hyphen


  1. A variant is to hyphenate the mother's and father's names.
  2. If the troublesome word is in the recorded dictionary, the computer is told how to hyphenate it in about eighty one-thousandths sec.
  3. Some computers have larger memories than others and do not admit as readily that they cannot hyphenate a word.


  • 'Divergent' First Look: Theo James Franco?

    Theo James' passing resemblance to a certain multi-hyphenate entertainer has been evident to me ever since he landed the lead role in CBS' now-defunct drama "Golden Boy." But, the two actors' likeness is absolutely uncanny in the first image (via Entertainment Weekly) of Theo's alter ego, Four, from the upcoming adaptation "Divergent." "Divergent" takes place [...]
    on June 8, 2013     Source: MTV


  1. "Sometimes, we find that there is an attempt to equate the perpetrators of a terror act and the victims of terror together, and hyphenate it. This tendency must be avoided. Punitive measures should be taken to bring them (the perpetrators) to...
    on Jan 22, 2009 By: Pranab Mukherjee Source: SINDH TODAY

  2. "He is the right kind of hyphenate," Smith says of Rogen. "Give him another two years -- max! -- and I guarantee he adds directing to that. Plus he really is fun to be around. I like him, man. If that is the next generation, I'm all for it!"
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Kevin Smith Source: Edmonton Sun

  3. "To this day it should have remained an un-produced screenplay, because it was terrible," Estevez says candidly. "I was 23 years old and I wanted to be the youngest hyphenate in the world of a major studio film. So off I went with this...
    on Jan 19, 2007 By: Emilio Estevez Source: Scotsman

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