Definition of cheerleader in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɪəliːdə/


1A member of a team that performs organized cheering, chanting, and dancing in support of a sports team at matches.
Example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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.
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