minus or hyphen
The symbol used for subtraction, it is primarily used online as part of an advanced keyword search. For example, if you want to find recipes for chocolate chip cookies without nuts, you would type in "recipe+chocolate+chip+cookie-nut." As with any of the symbols, the minus sign or hyphen can also be used as part of a cryptic password or seen in smileys.
NetLingo Classification: Symbols
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