Meaning of “reigning” in the English Dictionary

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"reigning" in British English

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reigningadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈreɪ.nɪŋ/ us /ˈreɪ.nɪŋ/

being the most recent winner of a competition:

She's the reigning champion at Wimbledon.

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