Definition of titlist in US English:

titlist

noun

US
  • The person who is the current champion in a particular contest or sport; the title-holder.

    ‘Johnson, the reigning titlist, is vying for what would be a historic seventh crown’
    • ‘Five-time Grand Slam titlist Martina Hingis confirms her participation at an exhibition match during the Hobart International in January 2014.’
    • ‘The younger challenger kept throwing quick combinations to the fading titlist, winning an important point down the stretch.’
    • ‘Maria Sharapova lost her third round match at Italian Open to fellow former French Open titlist Ana Ivanovic.’
    • ‘Both of last week's doubles titlists were playing their first event together.’
    • ‘The two former world number ones and Grand Slam titlists had contrasting results in the semifinals.’
    winner, title-holder, defending champion, gold medallist
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Pronunciation

titlist

/ˈtīd(ə)ləst//ˈtaɪd(ə)ləst/