ti·​tle·​hold·​er ˈtī-tᵊl-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce titleholder (audio)
: one that holds a title
specifically : champion

Examples of titleholder in a Sentence

became the youngest titleholder in the sport's history
Recent Examples on the Web The reggaeton superstar now ties J Balvin, who in early August reclaimed his crown as the artist with most videos in YouTube’s Billion Views Club; both artists surpassed previous titleholders Ozuna and Justin Bieber. Jessica Roiz, Billboard, 7 Sep. 2023 Another former bantamweight titleholder, Cody Garbrandt (13-5), will take on Mario Bautista (12-2). Andrew Mahoney, BostonGlobe.com, 23 June 2023 Pac-12 teams have an indelible legacy as pioneering national titleholders and dynasties in 24 men’s and women’s sports since the conference launched in 1915. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 5 Aug. 2023 Butler celebrated her 75th anniversary as a Miss Alabama titleholder in 2022, appearing at the pageant in Birmingham with other women who’ve held the crown. Mary Colurso | McOlurso@al.com, al, 3 May 2023 Upon completing the move, Bellingham would almost certainly smash the transfer record for an English player—currently held by Manchester City star Jack Grealish, who left Aston Villa to link up with the Premier League titleholder for €114 million ($126 million) two seasons ago. Henry Flynn, Forbes, 3 May 2023 We are honored to present this years Central Alabama Pride titleholders reunion show. Mary Colurso | McOlurso@al.com, al, 2 June 2023 The 33-year-old champion is on a 8-fight win streak and Saturday’s fight will be his fourth straight against a former titleholder. Brian Mazique, Forbes, 4 May 2023 The current titleholder is Ju Wenjun, who became champion in 2018. Dylan Loeb McClain, New York Times, 30 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of titleholder was in 1840

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“Titleholder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/titleholder. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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