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.
Recent Examples on the Web Capital One, which is allowing Venture Rewards and a VentureOne Rewards cardholders to redeem airline miles for food delivery, takeout, streaming and other services. Josh Rivera, USA TODAY, "Chase Sapphire members can redeem their points for groceries during pandemic," 28 May 2020 Credit card companies are increasingly reducing cardholders' credit limits or closing cards entirely, according to Schulz. Anna Bahney, CNN, "Consumers are having a tougher time getting credit -- and keeping it," 13 May 2020 The system must also accept a PIN, a four-digit code used by cardholders for security purposes, something that few retailers are equipped to process. Tara Siegel Bernard, New York Times, "For Most Food Stamp Users, Online Shopping Isn’t an Option," 1 May 2020 Library cardholders can still check out items digitally at Jen Fifield, azcentral, "Glendale closes city libraries, cancels events and considers other measures in response to the coronavirus," 18 Mar. 2020 Its annual fee is $95 per year, and cardholders also earn two points per dollar on dining and entertainment. Eric Rosen, Condé Nast Traveler, "What Travel Credit Card to Get Based On Your Spending Habits," 10 Mar. 2020 New cardholders are subject to a one-time $10,000 initiation fee plus an annual fee of $5,000 just for the privilege of keeping the card in their wallet. Eric Rosen, Condé Nast Traveler, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the American Express Black Card," 15 Apr. 2020 Other important features: The Wells Fargo Platinum card also provides many valuable benefits to cardholders. Jason Steele, USA TODAY, "The best balance transfer credit cards of 2020," 9 Apr. 2020 Unlike Multnomah County, other counties that give Numi cards to inmates, including Napa in California and Broward in Florida, pay a flat fee to subsidize each card instead of passing on the fees to cardholders, Gould pointed out. oregonlive, "Portland woman went to jail with $30.97 in cash. She’s suing after getting debit card in return loaded with service fees," 20 Mar. 2020

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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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10 Jun 2020

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“Cardholder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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: someone who has a credit card

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