Also called stockowner. a holder or owner of stock in a corporation.
Australian. an owner of livestock, as a rancher.

Nearby words

  1. stockbroking,
  2. stocker,
  3. stockfish,
  4. stockhausen,
  5. stockhausen, karlheinz,
  6. stockholder of record,
  7. stockholders,
  8. stockholders' equity,
  9. stockholm,
  10. stockholm syndrome

Origin of stockholder

First recorded in 1745–55; stock + holder Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stockholders

British Dictionary definitions for stockholders



an owner of corporate capital stock
Australian a person who keeps livestock
Derived Formsstockholding, noun

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Word Origin and History for stockholders



1753, from stock (n.2) + agent noun from hold.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for stockholders


The persons or corporations holding stock in a corporation.

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