card·hold·er | \ ˈkärd-ˌhōl-dər \

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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Boca Raton Public Library cardholders can access’s Learning Suite from any computer or mobile device by visiting the Research at Mary Lou Cruz,, "Boca Raton area events July 18-28," 13 July 2018 While the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program allows occasional use outside the state where the benefits are issued, cardholders are required to live in the state so government money is appropriately distributed. Conner Mitchell, kansascity, "Missouri food stamps often used out of state or spent by non-cardholders, audit finds," 5 June 2018 American Express cardholders will get access to a pre-sale starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. Nick Vadala,, "Stevie Wonder to play Borgata in Atlantic City this summer," 15 May 2018 The pre-sale for the Nov. 19 Portland show begins Monday at 10 a.m., with American Express cardholders getting first dibs. Eder Campuzano,, "Fleetwood Mac will play Portland's Moda Center in November," 25 Apr. 2018 Make the Road New York, an immigrant rights group that is working with the Silva family, is trying to help cardholders navigate those tricky distinctions. Zoe Greenberg, New York Times, "The IDs Were Meant to Protect Immigrants. Are They a Liability?," 10 July 2018 Library cardholders can access new offerings for free through the Digital Library on the website. Mary Lou Cruz,, "Boca Raton area events July 18-28," 13 July 2018 Nordstrom cardholders get a special early access to the over 450 beauty exclusives and markdowns as a part of the store's longest-running traditions, going all the way back to the '60s. Lauren Swanson, Allure, "Nordstrom’s Epic Anniversary Sale Started Today — Here’s What to Shop," 12 July 2018 From July 14 to July 17, Amazon Prime Rewards Visa cardholders get double rewards (10% back) on Whole Foods purchases. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Grocery shopping? Some Amazon Prime Day deals have already begun," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of cardholder

1909, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cardholder

: someone who has a credit card

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