holdup

[hohld-uhp]

noun

a forcible stopping and robbing of a person.
a stop or delay in the progress of something: There was a holdup in the construction of the bridge.
an instance of being charged excessively.

Origin of holdup

1830–40, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase hold up
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for holdup

Contemporary Examples of holdup

Historical Examples of holdup