: a girl or woman who leads a marching band
: a baton twirler who accompanies a marching band
Recent Examples on the Web This contrast carries through to the lives of the young women; Mann believes that joining a drum majorette team is one of the ways that the girls can create autonomous space for themselves in the often-patriarchal systems still in place in South Africa. —CNN, 27 July 2021 Outlined in neon lights, a 46-foot-high drum majorette twirling a baton graces the College Grove Shopping Center. —San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 June 2019 Her ensemble featured a white suit by Catherine Walker with drum majorette gold frogging and epaulettes, along with an impeccable white cap. —Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 Mar. 2019 Plastic gold trophies--Miss Nude Brunette among them--line shelves along the wall, and large cardboard boxes brim with the glittery outfits Leah wears onstage: drum majorette, Catholic schoolgirl, even a Nintendo Mario Brother. —Jennifer Wolff Perrine, Redbook, 15 Feb. 2012 The sophomore and drum majorette was taking shelter from rain in Harsh Park after final exams at King College Prep High School when, prosecutors have said, Ward got out of a car driven by Williams and opened fire. —Megan Crepeau, chicagotribune.com, 5 Apr. 2018 Less than two weeks earlier, Pendleton had performed as a drum majorette at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. —Thom Duffy, Billboard, 24 Mar. 2018 Emily participated in crew, was a drum majorette and excelled in her studies, graduating from high school within 3 years. —courant.com, 27 Jan. 2018 These dancelines developed out of the drum majorette tradition. —Zack Arias, Smithsonian, 29 Jan. 2017 See More
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