ti·tle·hold·er | \ ˈtī-tᵊl-ˌhōl-dər \

Definition of titleholder 

: one that holds a title specifically : champion

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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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Pacquiao’s rise from flyweight champion to junior-middleweight titleholder has never been matched in the sport. Santos A. Perez, miamiherald, "Pacquiao taking matters into his own hands for next fight — literally," 8 July 2018 Next, introductions were given for the panel of pageant judges and acknowledgements of visiting royalty from Lakeside, Julian and Santee as well as state titleholders Miss Teen California and Miss California. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Megan Kelly crowned 2018 Miss Ramona," 10 July 2018 The parade will also feature mayor Dan Champagne and the aforementioned titleholders. Steve Smith, Courant Community, "Patriotic Parade To Highlight 'July In the Sky' Event," 27 June 2018 Each show will feature city titleholders participating in talent, evening wear, interview and swimsuit competitions before the field is narrowed to a Top 11. Alison Stanton, azcentral, "Miss Arizona pageant, Taiko Extravaganza and more things to do in Phoenix this weekend," 20 June 2018 This year's theme of Ohana, a Hawaiian word for family, was selected by Gardens to honor her upbringing and represent the growing family of titleholders, supporters and organizers who make this competition special. Garrett Mitchell, azcentral, "Miss Gay Arizona pageant lauds the best drag performers," 11 June 2018 The pageant includes 50-70 leather titleholders (who have won prequalifying rounds) from all over the world and features a physique round, which is analogous to the swimsuit round at Miss Universe. Josephine Sedgwick, New York Times, "‘You Have to Be Girl-Power Tough’: Pageant Competitors Weigh In on Miss America," 8 June 2018 He was joined by WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, retired heavyweight titleholder Lennox Lewis. and actor Sylvester Stallone, whom Trump credited with championing the pardon. BostonGlobe.com, "‘It’s about time’: Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson," 24 May 2018 D'Amato died in 1985, a little over a year before Tyson became the youngest world heavyweight titleholder in history at the age of 20 years and 4 months. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, "Cannes: Bruce Willis to Play Mike Tyson's Boxing Trainer in 'Cornerman'," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of titleholder

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of titleholder was in 1904

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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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