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karim_ouz
Morocco

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Hi everybody,
which one is correct: ice cream or ice-cream??

26 Mar 2011      



yanogator
United States

ice cream

26 Mar 2011     



karim_ouz
Morocco

thanks

27 Mar 2011     



Tere-arg
Argentina

ice cream = noun
ice-cream = adjective

Info: HERE

27 Mar 2011     



Jayho
Australia

The hyphen is gradually being dropped from compound words.  You will see both forms used but imho ice cream without a hyphen and used as a noun is far more common these days.
 
As Tere-arg wrote, it is still necessary to use it in adjectival forms.
 
There īs an interesting article on it here

27 Mar 2011     



yanogator
United States

Here in the US, we write "ice cream cone" without the hyphen, although we still usually use a hyphen for multiple-word adjectival forms (but people are drifting away from that, too).
 
Bruce

27 Mar 2011