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A symbol.

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Separates many parts of speech--
a very useful part-of-speech symbol.
by larstait October 15, 2003
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A horizontal chop motion done with one's hand or fingers at another person's throat, with just enough force to interrupt their speech, but not necessarily injure them. The result may make the recipient cough or have to swallow, but definitely halts immediate speech. Often, the word "hyphen" is said as the blow is delivered.
Chris was annoyed with Derrick's drunken diatribe, so he served up a swift hyphen to shut him up quickly.
by Eman1187 May 07, 2009
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a short line, supposedly symbolizing a break in a sentence.
has nothing to do with the words hype or hyphy.
dude: they where getting so hyphen at the club last night, it was trippy.
other dude: do you mean hyphy? lmfao.
by MJ_ April 17, 2007
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A type of dance which involves a juking or grinding move while holding your hand up high and the other hand smacking the buttocks
Dude did you here Ruben got done dancing the hyphen
by chucho131 May 16, 2008
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A nickname for the legendary Gyles!!! (would add surname but i hear thats not allowed)Its abbreviation, Hyph is a synonym of hightop, the short back and sides hair cut from the 80's memorably sported by the likes of Will Smith, Ice Cube and Cuba Gooding Jr.
Look at pretty much any young black male from the 80's to early 90's. And of course when people call me, they say 'Yo Hyphen, how you doin'?'
by Gyles January 24, 2007
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the "cherry" in a girl or the piece of skin that breaks the first time she has sex
Comment submitted with request to Delete: "Moron couldnt be more wrong.

The word he meant is hymen"
by Fake IDer May 22, 2003
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