Definition of holdout in English:

holdout

Syllabification: hold·out
Pronunciation: /ˈhōldout
 
/

noun

chiefly North American
1An act of resisting something or refusing to accept what is offered: a defiant holdout against a commercial culture
More example sentences
  • Actually, these holdouts are about the money, more than ever.
  • The problem is that in theory, in any given situation when someone refuses to sell we can't tell whether it is because of strategic holdout or subjective value.
  • After first-round draft pick Sylvester Morris ended a 20-day holdout by signing a seven-year deal, the team didn't want to waste any time getting him on the field.
1.1A person or organization who resists something or refuses to accept an offer.
More example sentences
  • But politics notwithstanding, Hollywood, in particular, is often portrayed as the last great liberal holdout in California.
  • Designated the team's franchise player, he could be a training camp holdout for the second straight year.
  • The most notorious and outspoken holdout, however, has been the United States.

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