Definition of cheerleader in English:



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

    • ‘I'm a varsity cheerleader and play every sport my school has to offer, so does he.’
    • ‘All cheerleaders and band members please report to the gym at this time.’
    • ‘Callie couldn't remember a time in her four years on the squad when the cheerleaders performed better.’
    • ‘The cheerleaders led us to a big crowd cheer which consisted of waving our arms around and yelling.’
    • ‘By halftime, the cutest fans were easily a trio of girls, maybe 10 years old, who took it upon themselves to mimic the cheerleaders - movements, cheers, stunts, and all.’
    • ‘They strut for the cheerleaders, perform one-arm push-ups for the crowd, and preen for the cameras.’
    • ‘At our school, instead of having cheerleaders support the boys' football and soccer teams, the drill team did.’
    • ‘The other cheerleaders followed except Jessica, who lingered in his grasp a moment longer.’
    • ‘Of course, some American sports still have cheerleaders, but at least these girls actually do something.’
    • ‘Some of the fans, players, coaches, cheerleaders and band members who made their way to the local stadiums did so at considerable personal risk.’
    • ‘The cheerleaders obediently followed, after shooting Matt looks of sympathy.’
    • ‘Most of the committee members were former cheerleaders who hadn't made varsity and were too old for JV, but still wanted to cheer.’
    • ‘The squad is a little nervous about their reception at the camp by other cheerleaders, but she thinks they'll be accepted once everyone sees they are serious about improving their cheerleading skills.’
    • ‘As soon as Kaitlyn stepped out of her car, Karen rushed over, followed by the other cheerleaders.’
    • ‘The rest of the cheerleaders followed in suit or tossed their hair.’
    • ‘Footballers only associate with other sports players and cheerleaders.’
    • ‘Attempting to be innovative, the organisers have roped in cheerleaders this year, complete with pom-poms.’
    • ‘It was a mixture of cheerleaders, band members, and the football players.’
    • ‘She was a sturdy college cheerleader, someone who was ceaselessly energetic and athletic.’
    • ‘Cute, perky, athletic and always daddy's little girl, the cheerleader is the darling symbol of American youth and feminine desirability.’
    • ‘The teams walked off the field as the cheerleaders walked on to perform their entertaining flips and cartwheels.’
    • ‘Four injuries occurred while the cheerleader was performing an advanced floor routine gymnastics stunt.’
    • ‘There were also demonstrations by the York Vikings Basketball Club and cheerleaders from local secondary schools.’
    • ‘There was a guy sitting next to him with a camera in hand, taking pictures of not only the lacrosse team, but the cheerleaders as well.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At a recent promotional event at Sunridge Mall, about a dozen players and a handful of cheerleaders were available for autographs and lacrosse demonstrations.’
    • ‘In each event, the cheerleader failed to complete the flip and landed on his or her head.’
    • ‘The teams trudged off the field and into the locker rooms as the cheerleaders from both teams went to the middle on the field for their half-time show.’
    • ‘I can't back this up with anything solid and there's no way to properly describe this to you, but the Ravens possibly have the best looking cheerleader squad I've ever seen.’
    • ‘The football game had turned out to be a massive pep rally complete with cheerleaders, the band performing and raging football fans.’
    • ‘He was a high school cheerleader in Oklahoma, where he was also an all-state football player and two-time heavyweight wrestling champion.’
    • ‘He shook hands and posed for a number of pictures with individual cheerleaders before taking the group pictures that you posted.’
    • ‘From the looks of the walls leading to the senior hall, this year's varsity cheerleaders were already hard at work.’
    • ‘I shouldn't project my opinions of one cheerleading team on all cheerleaders.’
    • ‘It is tradition for the lead cheerleader to date the football captain.’
    • ‘In her younger days, Jan was a cheerleader for local speedway teams.’
    • ‘He compared this to pyramids made by cheerleaders at sports events and parents putting tethers on toddlers.’
    • ‘To use an sporting metaphor, are cheerleaders members of the team?’
    • ‘We walked across the street together with Kendall, who kept giving the cheerleaders extremely rude looks.’
    • ‘Anybody aged between five to 20 can become involved in the programme, which will see cheerleaders performing during all home games.’
    1. 1.1 An enthusiastic and vocal supporter of someone or something.
      ‘he was a cheerleader for individual initiative’
      • ‘Amy's friends became active cheerleaders for her progress, while still being there for her when she was down.’
      • ‘Carter and Thistlewood, each in his own way, were cheerleaders of human progress.’
      • ‘A coach can play any number of roles - mentor, motivator, cheerleader, consultant - but one thing she is not is a therapist.’
      • ‘‘Boards of directors are criticised for being asleep on the watch and too often acting merely as cheerleaders,’ he added.’
      • ‘It's up to us to be the patrons, the advocates, the cheerleaders, the enthusiasts.’
      • ‘But her most vocal cheerleaders are her children Max and Stella, aged eight and six respectively.’
      • ‘Most of them aren't partisan cheerleaders, either.’
      • ‘His religious supporters are his greatest cheerleaders.’
      • ‘Party members have become cheerleaders for the government.’
      • ‘On those rare occasions when a great motion picture reaches multiplexes, the film critic must add another aspect to his or her job description: that of cheerleader.’
      • ‘Well, obviously there are a certain number of cheerleaders out there, people with a clear ideological bent, and for them, this is a chance to grind that ax as never before.’
      • ‘It is more like self-help with an enthusiastic cheerleader.’
      • ‘To the pitcher, he is coach, protector, cheerleader and psychologist.’
      • ‘Stories like that led even the housing industry's top cheerleader to say the market has hit its peak.’
      • ‘For several years this newspaper has been a lone voice in arguing that he is not the economic miracle-worker he and his unquestioning cheerleaders in the media would have us believe.’
      • ‘This has led all the media cheerleaders to hope that the worst is over.’
      • ‘Until then, he'll remain with the team as a coach and cheerleader.’
      • ‘Canadian films aren't as fragile as the most sensitive and nervous industry cheerleaders seem to believe.’
      • ‘He proves to be an enthusiastic cheerleader, without skirting over the hard work and determination required to land a job in this industry.’
      • ‘I wonder if Uncle Joe's cheerleaders and supporters are aware of his unionist tendencies?’