from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who has a regular job.

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  • n. Someone who is employed in a regular job

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an employee who holds a regular job


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  • If the jobholder is an Ambassador to the Children and is going to be going on a million school visits and encouraging reading programs and inspiring librarians -- then it may as well be someone like Rick Reardon, fairly new but high profile.

    In the footsteps of giants

  • The jobholder should be a graduate microbiologist or similar and have experience in a production support environment with detailed microbiological and advanced food hygiene knowledge.

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • Economists should have a similar adage: a job is whatever the jobholder says it is.

    Labor Market Surveys Diverge, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The president's wife, unlike an agency head or a regular White House jobholder, does not have to answer to any boss.

    Clinton's Accountability

  • The school could not have her trained by the previous jobholder because they could not have two people with the same job at the same time.

    Reactions to the Record II

  • I got one and sometimes more than one, but my track record in the survival department is far less admirable than my performance as a jobholder.

    Nickel and Dimed

  • So all in all, with some demerits for screwups and gold stars for effort, I think it's fair to say that as a worker, a jobholder, I deserve a B or maybe B+.

    Nickel and Dimed

  • Coping effectively with this type of situation requires that the jobholder bring considerable assets to the job.

    Power and Influence

  • This arrangement makes the jobholder dependent on all the people who make those products, who advertise them, who sell them, who distribute them, and so forth.

    Power and Influence

  • Many families had at least one jobholder, such as Mr. Daly or a steel man like Victor, unaffected by the changeover.

    The Dollmaker


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