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  1. a registered member of an organization, especially of a union or a political party, who has been issued a card in evidence of membership.
  2. a person who has a borrower's card from a library.
  3. a person to whom a credit card or bank card is issued.
  4. (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.
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Origin of cardholder

First recorded in 1650–60; card1 + holder
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Examples from the Web for cardholder

Contemporary Examples of cardholder

Historical Examples of cardholder

  • A picture can be so fastened to the panel as to form a good letter or cardholder.

    Social Life

    Maud C. Cooke

  • This stand contains a cardholder and a chrome strip which is used as the inking plate.

    The Science of Fingerprints

    Federal Bureau of Investigation

British Dictionary definitions for cardholder


  1. a person who owns a credit or debit card
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