titleholder

noun
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

Synonyms

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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There’s only one of me, but there’s still local titleholders across the state who spread the same message. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al.com, "Miss Alabama 2019: Tiara Pennington is ready to rule," 14 June 2019 Internally, the focus at Golden Boy has been on three possible opponents, per industry sources: Golovkin, Smith and Sergey Kovalev, a light heavyweight titleholder Alvarez has expressed interest in fighting. Chris Mannix, SI.com, "Canelo Alvarez Has Options, but None as Enticing as Gennadiy Golovkin," 10 June 2019 And in this corner, weighing in at just under an ounce, undefeated in changing people’s minds about rodents as pets, and the titleholder of the tiniest feetsies is Aramis! Peninsula Humane Society, The Mercury News, "Pet of the week: Aramis," 7 June 2019 This year’s record-making competition began on Monday, May 27, with 562 competing in the event, which culminated on Thursday, May 30 with the eight final titleholders. Teen Vogue, "The Scripps National Spelling Bee 2019 Had 8 Winners," 31 May 2019 But despite the fact that Anderson had wrapped London's historic race 32 seconds faster than the previous titleholder, Guinness World Records ultimately denied Anderson the title—and discounted the marathoner's attempt altogether. Jennifer Lance, Glamour, "A Nurse Was Denied a Marathon World Record—Because She Was Wearing Pants," 5 May 2019 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

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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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titleholder

noun

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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