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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Examples of titleholder in a Sentence

became the youngest titleholder in the sport's history
Recent Examples on the Web The current titleholder for most expensive 20th century artwork sold at auction is Picasso’s Women of Algiers, which went for $179.4 million in 2015. Tiffany Ap, Quartz, 21 Mar. 2022 The newest world champion from San Antonio is also now the youngest active titleholder in boxing. John Whisler, San Antonio Express-News, 6 Feb. 2022 The Extra host and Miss USA 2019 titleholder was 30. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 31 Jan. 2022 On Sunday, it was confirmed that the Extra host and Miss USA 2019 titleholder died of an apparent suicide. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 31 Jan. 2022 The humblest of champions who’s quick to credit her opponent in victory or defeat, Barty became the first Australian women’s single titleholder since Chris O’Neil in 1978. Los Angeles Times, 30 Jan. 2022 On Sunday, it was confirmed that the Miss USA 2019 titleholder died of an apparent suicide. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, 31 Jan. 2022 White added that, in his recollection, there are almost no other instances of him disrespectful a titleholder in that scenario. Mike Bohn, USA TODAY, 27 Jan. 2022 At least one titleholder, Vivian Juan-Saunders, became chairwoman of the Tohono O'odham Nation. Debra Utacia Krol, USA TODAY, 10 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of titleholder

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of titleholder was in 1840

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13 Apr 2022

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“Titleholder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/titleholder. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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