Meaning of “holdover” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “holdover” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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holdovernoun [ C ]

us /ˈhoʊldˌoʊ·vər/

a person or thing that continues from an earlier time, esp. a person who continues in an organization after other people have been replaced:

The coach had a pointed message for newcomers to the team and a reminder for the holdovers.
Freud explained it as a holdover from a childhood problem.

(Definition of “holdover” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)