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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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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Ronaldo hobbled off in the first half with an apparent right hamstring injury in Portugal’s 1-1 draw with Serbia in Lisbon, which came three days after the titleholder’s 0-0 draw with Ukraine also at home. Steve Douglas, The Seattle Times, "Ronaldo injured for Portugal; big wins for France, England," 25 Mar. 2019 That’s more than the defending champion Timbers did in 2016, or than last year’s titleholder, Toronto FC, was able to do this year. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey prepares for longer offseason after fans sign off on retaining him," 13 Nov. 2018 Cameron-Jackson is among the 19 titleholders calling for the organization's leaders to resign. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Miss America pageant winners demand leaders resign amid bullying accusations," 21 Aug. 2018 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

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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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a strong desire or propensity

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