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holdover

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noun hold·over \ˈhōld-ˌō-vər\

Simple Definition of holdover

  • : someone or something that remains or is kept from an earlier time

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of holdover

  1. :  one that is held over

Examples of holdover in a sentence

  1. He is the only holdover from their last championship team.

  2. This policy is a holdover from the previous administration.



1893

First Known Use of holdover

1893


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