Is there a whitespace in spoonfeed? I have to choose between writing Spoon Feed Code and Spoonfeed Code.

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    Mightn't you also spoon-feed code? Jun 9, 2013 at 8:24
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    Based on this list and this list, and this Ngram, I'd follow @Brian Hooper's suggestion, and use the hyphen.
    – J.R.
    Jun 9, 2013 at 8:48
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    What @J.R. said. Also consider the fact that Google Books records only three instances of I spoonfed him, as opposed to 185 instances of I spoon fed him GB treats hyphens as spaces, but if you look at the results you'll see the vast majority do in fact have spoon-fed. Jun 9, 2013 at 16:39

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Mightn't you also spoon-feed code? @Brian Hooper

For AE and BE this seems to be the most common usage and the one I would also have suggested.

spoonfeed: 158,000, spoon feed: 696,000, spoon-feed: 699,000.

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