card·​hold·​er | \ ˈkärd-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce cardholder (audio) \

Definition of cardholder

: one who possesses a card and especially a credit card

Examples of cardholder in a Sentence

Cardholders are required to make a minimum payment each month.

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Following Amazon's rollout, Walmart unveiled free one-day shipping without a membership fee, and Target already had a free one-day program for its loyalty cardholders. Lydia Depillis, CNN, "America's addiction to absurdly fast shipping has a hidden cost," 15 July 2019 That means all cardholders have a full seven days to shop this sale before the general public does, since the event doesn't open up to the masses until Friday, July 19 at 12:30 p.m. EST. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "The 7 best deals you can get this Thursday," 11 July 2019 Apple is releasing its own titanium credit card this summer, and even those cardholders will have an incentive to use the phone version. Joanna Stern, WSJ, "End of the Wallet: Phone-Based Driver’s Licenses and MetroCards Are Put to the Test," 27 June 2019 In fact, medical marijuana cardholders in Arizona range from children to people in their 80s or 90s. Stacey Mckenna, azcentral, "Everyday faces of cannabis: It’s time to move past the “stoner” stereotype," 26 June 2019 Hines noted that the Pay With Points feature is similar to credit card rewards programs deployed by Citi in Asia, where cardholders also have the ability to instantly access their spending bonuses. Rey Mashayekhi, Fortune, "Here's How You Can Soon Use Citi 'Thank You' Points at the Register," 25 June 2019 Capital One cardholders will have access to a limited number of tickets through a special pre-sale for the festival beginning June 11 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT at Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Alicia Keys, Camila Cabello & Chance the Rapper Lead iHeartRadio Music Festival 2019 Lineup," 4 June 2019 Rather, any Capital One cardholders can access any special promotions that are offered. Caroline Lupini, USA TODAY, "The 10 best credit cards for sports fans," 20 June 2019 The company’s network doesn’t require merchants to validate the cardholder’s name, and the name on the card doesn’t aid a transaction’s security, Seshadri said. Jenny Surane And Elizabeth Rembert / Bloomberg, Time, "Mastercard Will Allow Transgender and Non-Binary Customers to Use Their Chosen Name on Cards," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of cardholder

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cardholder was in 1909

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English Language Learners Definition of cardholder

: someone who has a credit card

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