Definition of holdover in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhōldˌōvər/


North American
A person or thing surviving from an earlier time, especially someone surviving in office or remaining on a sports team: the conservative holdover from the Eisenhower years
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  • More than two-thirds of the appointees are holdovers from the previous cabinet.
  • But in reality, Daylight Savings Time is an archaic holdover from a time when people relied on candles all the time.
  • Eight of them are women and 16 are holdovers from the previous Cabinet.

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Syllabification: hold·o·ver

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