Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms.
One that is held over from an earlier time: a political adviser who was a holdover from the Reagan era; a family tradition that is a holdover from my grandparents' childhood.
a person or thing remaining from a former period.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||holdover - an official who remains in office after his term|
|2.||holdover - something that has survived from the past; "a holdover from the sixties"; "hangovers from the 19th century"|
survival - something that survives