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    The term laid-back

    According to Merriam-Webster's, the term laid-back is an adjective and is hyphenated.

    Ex: My professor is a laid-back guy.
    [clearly an adjective here as it precedes a noun]

    However is the position is changed:

    Ex: My professor is laid-back.

    If it does not precede a noun, is it still hyphenated?

    According to Webster's, it should be hyphenated in all cases. Am I understanding this correctly?

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    Re: The term laid-back

    Yes. It is an adjective in both cases. Predicate adjective in the latter.

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