Definition of holdover noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    holdover

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈhoʊldˌoʊvər//
     
     
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  1. 1an idea, a fashion, etc. from an earlier time that still exists in the present
  2. 2a person who keeps a position of power, for example someone who had a particular position in one administration and who still has it in the next
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