follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

officeholder

[aw-fis-hohl-der, of-is-] /ˈɔ fɪsˌhoʊl dər, ˈɒf ɪs-/
noun
1.
a person filling a governmental position; public official.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; office + holder
Related forms
nonofficeholder, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for officeholders
  • Administration was in the hands of officeholders, over a thousand each year.
  • officeholders were the agents of the people, not their representatives.
  • There were two methods of selecting people as officeholders, lottery or election.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for officeholder

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for officeholders

25
26
Scrabble Words With Friends