cheerleader

noun cheer·lead·er \ ˈchir-ˌlē-dər \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of cheerleader

: one that calls for and directs organized cheering (as at a football game)

cheerlead

play \-ˌlēd\ verb, transitive + intransitive

cheerleading

play \-ˌlē-diŋ\ noun

Examples of cheerleader in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of cheerleader

1890


CHEERLEADER Defined for English Language Learners

cheerleader

noun

Definition of cheerleader for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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