Updated: Nov 14
Pronunciation: [ in-kuhm-buhnt ]
Definition: noun; adjective
1 : the holder of an office or post
2 : necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility
Origin: 1375; Latin
Etymology: from Anglo-Latin incumbens, incumbent-, from Latin incumbere ‘lie or lean on’, from in- ‘upon’ + a verb related to cubare ‘lie’
Example: Gloria is our incumbent spokeswoman.