Definition of cheerleader in English:


Syllabification: cheer·lead·er
Pronunciation: /ˈCHi(ə)rˌlēdər


  • 1A person who leads cheers and applause, especially at a sports event.
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    • He compared this to pyramids made by cheerleaders at sports events and parents putting tethers on toddlers.
    • It is tradition for the lead cheerleader to date the football captain.
    • In each event, the cheerleader failed to complete the flip and landed on his or her head.
  • 1.1An enthusiastic and vocal supporter: he was a cheerleader for individual initiative
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    • But her most vocal cheerleaders are her children Max and Stella, aged eight and six respectively.
    • It is more like self-help with an enthusiastic cheerleader.
    • His religious supporters are his greatest cheerleaders.



verb (past and past participle cheerled)
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  • I'm afraid I'm not able to cheerlead much at the moment, though.
  • We don't have to cheerlead in our boxers anymore!
  • He put the team ahead of personal goals and ambitions, taking upon himself to mentor and cheerlead for his understudy-turned-starter.

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