holdover

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noun hold·over \ˈhōld-ˌō-vər\

Definition of holdover

  1. :  one that is held over

Examples of holdover in a Sentence

  1. He is the only holdover from their last championship team.

  2. This policy is a holdover from the previous administration.

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First Known Use of holdover

1893


HOLDOVER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of holdover for English Language Learners

  • : someone or something that remains or is kept from an earlier time

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