copy·​hold·​er ˈkä-pē-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce copyholder (audio)
: one who reads copy for a proofreader
: a device for holding copy especially for a typesetter

Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of copyholder was in 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Copyholder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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