hyphennoun [ C ]uk /ˈhaɪ.fən/ us /ˈhaɪ.fən/
There are hyphens in "well-to-do".
- Where should I put the hyphen to break the word 'authority'?
- There is a hyphen between the two names.
(Definition of “hyphen” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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