The Google Ngram Viewer reflects the frequency of a word's use and shows when in the past 200 years the word's use peaked.
The above chart shows that the word "lifestyle" was invented in the 1960s and its use quickly spread.
The above chart is for "life-style." The graph suggests that in the Sixties there was no consensus on if this should be hyphenated. As the decades went by "lifestyle" won out.
This is a great tool and a fun way to procrastinate.
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