Definition of cheerleader in English:

cheerleader

Line breaks: cheer|lead¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɪəliːdə
 
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noun

  • 1A member of a team of girls who perform organized cheering, chanting, and dancing in support of a sports team at matches in the US and elsewhere.
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    • To use an sporting metaphor, are cheerleaders members of the team?
    • He also wants female cheerleaders and drill team members to be counted as athletes under Title IX, a policy the federal government has yet to adopt.
    • I shouldn't project my opinions of one cheerleading team on all cheerleaders.
  • 1.1An enthusiastic and vocal supporter of someone or something: 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.

Derivatives

cheerleading

noun & adjective
More example sentences
  • ‘I had always thought that cheerleading was about pom-poms and chanting,’ said Will.
  • The volleyball and American football teams and the cheerleading squad practised for the first time in a week - but inside.
  • There is only one thing that cheerleading has prepared me for.

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