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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Sure, the Cowboys still hope and plan to have the league’s rushing titleholder back for the Sept. 8 opener against the Giants. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Rookie RB Tony Pollard gets Dak Prescott’s vote as one of Cowboys' 'most exciting' players," 5 Aug. 2019 There are three titleholders who are women of color, and in society, diversity and inclusion are hot topics. Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, Marie Claire, "All Three Major Pageant Titles Belong to Black Women for the First Time in History," 5 Aug. 2019 Alvarez could have faced World Boxing Organization titleholder Demetrius Andrade, another opponent tied to DAZN, and become the undisputed middleweight champion by holding all four major belts, but the sides couldn’t reach an agreement . Manouk Akopyan, Los Angeles Times, "Canelo Alvarez’s next opponent approved for an October fight," 30 July 2019 With no titleholder willing to voluntarily face him, Whyte has cleaned up on the second tier contenders. Chris Mannix, SI.com, "12 Rounds: Manny Pacquiao's Next Fight, Mayweather's Retirement and More," 22 July 2019 Both fighters were 13-0 before the bout, which offered the winner the right to challenge IBF titleholder Josh Taylor. NBC News, "Boxer Maxim Dadashev dies after suffering brain injury during Maryland fight," 23 July 2019 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

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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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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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formidable, illustrious, or eminent

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