- a person or thing remaining from a former period.
- Printing. overset that can be kept for future use.
Origin of holdover
1885–1890, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase hold over
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Examples from the Web for holdover
Mad Men, in other words, is a holdover of sorts: the last of the original Golden Age dramas.Mad Men’s Dramatic Déjà Vu: ‘Time Zones’ Feels Redundant
April 14, 2014
Unfortunately, there are only five of them, and one (Bjorn) is a holdover from the first game.Gamer Life: I’m Addicted to ‘Peggle 2’
December 11, 2013
I remember thinking that it looked like a holdover from the disco days.The True Story Behind Dallas Buyers Club: Meet the Real Ron Woodruff
November 3, 2013
Perched atop a mountain of wavy, pulled-back hair is a mangled ball of manliness, a holdover from the days of the samurai.Joakim Noah Has the Manliest Bun Ever
May 15, 2013
This holdover off Sloane Square must be doing something right.The $163,000 Question: What Does It Cost To Be Kate?
October 16, 2012
A liquid substance which when applied to a "holdover" revivifies it and enables its owner to sit up and notice the bar-tender.The Silly Syclopedia