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Definition of "holdover" []

  • One that is held over from an earlier time: a political advisor who was a holdover from the Reagan era; a family tradition that is a holdover from my grandparents' childhood. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "holdover" in a sentence
  • "Lute, too, is a holdover from the Bush administration - although not a member of the Pentagon phalanx."
  • "Is equal representation by jurisdiction in the US senate a holdover from the holy roman empire, just like the US electoral college?"
  • "Apparently it's a holdover from the time when investment banks were partnerships and the firm's partners shared in the income or loss of the partnership, which couldn't be determined till year's end."