jobholder

noun
job·​hold·​er | \ ˈjäb-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce jobholder (audio) \

Definition of jobholder

: a person having a regular job

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Synonyms & Antonyms for jobholder

Synonyms

employee (also employe), hand, hireling, retainer, worker

Antonyms

employer, gaffer [British]

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Examples of jobholder in a Sentence

more jobholders than the state agency has ever had in the past

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Among employed college graduates, one-third were in fields where a majority of jobholders considered college degrees unnecessary. Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review, "What Is the Purpose of High School?," 25 July 2019 Prior jobholder resigned in March after failing to appreciate the bank’s new status as a public utility. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Wells Fargo: Help Wanted," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of jobholder

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jobholder was in 1904

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