noun \ˈchir-ˌlē-dər\

: a person who is a member of a group (typically a group of young women) who shout out special songs or chants to encourage the team and entertain the crowd during a game in sports like American football and basketball

: a person who encourages other people to do or support something

Full Definition of CHEERLEADER

:  one that calls for and directs organized cheering (as at a football game)
cheer·lead \-ˌlēd\ transitive verb
cheer·lead·ing \-ˌlē-diŋ\ noun


  1. a politician who is a cheerleader for the government's new economic plan

First Known Use of CHEERLEADER



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