a holder of a bond or bonds issued by a government or corporation.

Origin of bondholder

First recorded in 1815–25; bond1 + holder
Related formsbond·hold·ing, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for bondholder

investor, bondholder

Examples from the Web for bondholder

Contemporary Examples of bondholder

Historical Examples of bondholder

  • I guess 'ee's gwine ter be a bloomin' bondholder and cut his coupons!

    By Right of Conquest

    Arthur Hornblow

  • You are not the boy who caused the capture of the bondholder?

    Making His Way

    Horatio Alger, Jr.

  • Ordinarily the bondholder is adequately protected against the loss of his capital by a mortgage on the railroad.

    Distributive Justice

    John A. (John Augustine) Ryan

  • If it is right for the stockholder of a railway to receive dividends, it is equally right for the bondholder to receive interest.

    Distributive Justice

    John A. (John Augustine) Ryan

  • Compounds ending in holder and monger are run solid; bondholder, cheesemonger.

    Compound Words

    Frederick W. Hamilton

British Dictionary definitions for bondholder



an owner of one or more bonds issued by a company or other institution
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