Meaning of hyphenate
Pronunciation: (v.hī'fu-nāt"adj., n.hī'fu-nit, -nāt"), [key]
— v., adj., n. -at•ed, -at•ing,
- to join by a hyphen.
- to write or divide with a hyphen.
- of or pertaining to something of distinct form or origin that has been joined; connected by a hyphen.
- 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.
- hyphenate (Thesaurus)