One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An American citizen who can trace their ancestry to another part of the world, such as an African American (so called because terms such as African American are often written with a hyphen).
- ‘And she realizes that she can only find that balance as a hyphenated American.’
- ‘They envied the strong and color-full cultural identities of hyphenated Americans: African Americans, Asians, and Latinos.’
- ‘For the better of all hyphenated Americans, starting with the language, it is an English culture.’
- ‘Perhaps, you can become one of those hyphenated Americans and yes, you may become a citizen; yes, you may be able to vote like any other ‘American.’’
- ‘We listened to a speaker talk about what it was like to be a hyphenated American living in the United States.’
- ‘Moaveni idealized Tehran as she searched for an answer to her tangled identity as a hyphenated American.’
- ‘Mere sentiment based on multiple ethnic identities is not dual loyalty, and hyphenated Americans mostly have other countries they wish well.’
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