[ hohld-oh-ver ]
/ ˈhoʊldˌoʊ vər /


a person or thing remaining from a former period.
Printing. overset that can be kept for future use.

Nearby words

  1. holding operation,
  2. holding paddock,
  3. holding pattern,
  4. holding tank,
  5. holdout,
  6. holdup,
  7. holdup man,
  8. hole,
  9. hole card,
  10. hole in one

Origin of holdover

1885–1890, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase hold over

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