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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Related Words for holdover

relic, remainder, surplus

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Historical Examples of holdover

  • A liquid substance which when applied to a "holdover" revivifies it and enables its owner to sit up and notice the bar-tender.