holdout

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noun hold·out \ˈhōld-ˌau̇t\

Definition of holdout

  1. :  one that holds out (as in negotiations); also :  an instance of holding out

Examples of holdout in a sentence

  1. He says he might be a holdout at the start of the next season if the team doesn't agree to pay him more.

  2. He is expected to end his three-week holdout and join the team tomorrow.

  3. A few holdouts still use typewriters, but nearly everybody uses computers now.

1908

First Known Use of holdout

1908


HOLDOUT Defined for English Language Learners

holdout

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noun hold·out \ˈhōld-ˌau̇t\

Definition of holdout for English Language Learners

  • : a person who refuses to reach an agreement until certain terms are met : a person who holds out

  • : an act of holding out for something

  • : a person who continues to do or use something after others have stopped doing or using it

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