[ hohld-out ]
/ ˈhoʊldˌaʊt /


an act or instance of holding out.
a person who delays signing a contract in hopes of gaining more favorable terms: The basketball star was a holdout until they offered more money.
a person who declines to participate, cooperate, agree, etc.: Aside from one or two holdouts, everyone contributed.

Origin of holdout

First recorded in 1890–95; noun use of verb phrase hold out
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