[ kahrd-hohl-der ]

  1. a registered member of an organization, especially of a union or a political party, who has been issued acard in evidence of membership.

  2. a person who has a library card.

  1. a person to whom a credit card or bank card is issued.

  2. (on a typewriter) either of a pair of devices able to be raised to hold stiff objects, as envelopes or cards, in place for typing.

Origin of cardholder

First recorded in 1650–60; card1 + holder

Words Nearby cardholder Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cardholder in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cardholder


/ (ˈkɑːdˌhəʊldə) /

  1. a person who owns a credit or debit card

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