ti·​tle·​hold·​er | \ ˈtī-tᵊl-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce titleholder (audio) \

Definition of titleholder

: one that holds a title specifically : champion

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Synonyms for titleholder


champ, champion, titlist, victor, winner

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Examples of titleholder in a Sentence

became the youngest titleholder in the sport's history

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Edgar, a former lightweight titleholder, won his last fight via unanimous decision against Cub Swanson in 2018. Jenna West, SI.com, "UFC 240 Live Stream: Watch Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar, Cris Cyborg vs. Felicia Spencer," 27 July 2019 In addition, the Williams-Vicente winner will earn the USBA belt, which will put them in contention for a shot at IBF titleholder Danny Roman. Jonah Dylan, courant.com, "Stakes are sky high as New Haven boxer Tramaine Williams heads to Texas for showdown with Yenifel Vicente," 26 July 2019 The Cowboys invest heavily in Pro Bowl-caliber offensive linemen, and defending rushing titleholder Ezekiel Elliott's 381 touches represented more than 35 percent of the team's total offensive plays in 2018. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Michael Irvin: ‘I’ve never heard a receiver say’ what Cowboys’ Amari Cooper told me," 12 June 2019 Sure, the Cowboys still hope and plan to have the league’s rushing titleholder back for the Sept. 8 opener against the Giants. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Rookie RB Tony Pollard gets Dak Prescott’s vote as one of Cowboys' 'most exciting' players," 5 Aug. 2019 There are three titleholders who are women of color, and in society, diversity and inclusion are hot topics. Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, Marie Claire, "All Three Major Pageant Titles Belong to Black Women for the First Time in History," 5 Aug. 2019 Alvarez could have faced World Boxing Organization titleholder Demetrius Andrade, another opponent tied to DAZN, and become the undisputed middleweight champion by holding all four major belts, but the sides couldn’t reach an agreement . Manouk Akopyan, Los Angeles Times, "Canelo Alvarez’s next opponent approved for an October fight," 30 July 2019 With no titleholder willing to voluntarily face him, Whyte has cleaned up on the second tier contenders. Chris Mannix, SI.com, "12 Rounds: Manny Pacquiao's Next Fight, Mayweather's Retirement and More," 22 July 2019 Both fighters were 13-0 before the bout, which offered the winner the right to challenge IBF titleholder Josh Taylor. NBC News, "Boxer Maxim Dadashev dies after suffering brain injury during Maryland fight," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of titleholder

1840, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of titleholder

: a person who has won a championship title in a sport
law : a person, company, etc., that owns property

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to fake an opponent out of position

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