cheerleader

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noun cheer·lead·er \ˈchir-ˌlē-dər\

Definition of cheerleader

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

cheerlead

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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

1903

First Known Use of cheerleader

1903


CHEERLEADER Defined for English Language Learners

cheerleader

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noun cheer·lead·er \ˈchir-ˌlē-dər\

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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