Definition of cheerleader in English:



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

    • ‘All cheerleaders and band members please report to the gym at this time.’
    • ‘The cheerleaders led us to a big crowd cheer which consisted of waving our arms around and yelling.’
    • ‘From the looks of the walls leading to the senior hall, this year's varsity cheerleaders were already hard at work.’
    • ‘The rest of the cheerleaders followed in suit or tossed their hair.’
    • ‘He was a high school cheerleader in Oklahoma, where he was also an all-state football player and two-time heavyweight wrestling champion.’
    • ‘At our school, instead of having cheerleaders support the boys' football and soccer teams, the drill team did.’
    • ‘Attempting to be innovative, the organisers have roped in cheerleaders this year, complete with pom-poms.’
    • ‘In each event, the cheerleader failed to complete the flip and landed on his or her head.’
    • ‘Callie couldn't remember a time in her four years on the squad when the cheerleaders performed better.’
    • ‘The other cheerleaders followed except Jessica, who lingered in his grasp a moment longer.’
    • ‘To use an sporting metaphor, are cheerleaders members of the team?’
    • ‘I'm a varsity cheerleader and play every sport my school has to offer, so does he.’
    • ‘It was a mixture of cheerleaders, band members, and the football players.’
    • ‘Cute, perky, athletic and always daddy's little girl, the cheerleader is the darling symbol of American youth and feminine desirability.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The teams walked off the field as the cheerleaders walked on to perform their entertaining flips and cartwheels.’
    • ‘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 shouldn't project my opinions of one cheerleading team on all cheerleaders.’
    • ‘Most of the committee members were former cheerleaders who hadn't made varsity and were too old for JV, but still wanted to cheer.’
    • ‘At a recent promotional event at Sunridge Mall, about a dozen players and a handful of cheerleaders were available for autographs and lacrosse demonstrations.’
    • ‘The cheerleaders obediently followed, after shooting Matt looks of sympathy.’
    • ‘Four injuries occurred while the cheerleader was performing an advanced floor routine gymnastics stunt.’
    • ‘The football game had turned out to be a massive pep rally complete with cheerleaders, the band performing and raging football fans.’
    • ‘Anybody aged between five to 20 can become involved in the programme, which will see cheerleaders performing during all home games.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is tradition for the lead cheerleader to date the football captain.’
    • ‘She was a sturdy college cheerleader, someone who was ceaselessly energetic and athletic.’
    • ‘Footballers only associate with other sports players and cheerleaders.’
    • ‘He shook hands and posed for a number of pictures with individual cheerleaders before taking the group pictures that you posted.’
    • ‘As soon as Kaitlyn stepped out of her car, Karen rushed over, followed by the other cheerleaders.’
    • ‘There were also demonstrations by the York Vikings Basketball Club and cheerleaders from local secondary schools.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We walked across the street together with Kendall, who kept giving the cheerleaders extremely rude looks.’
    • ‘He compared this to pyramids made by cheerleaders at sports events and parents putting tethers on toddlers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They strut for the cheerleaders, perform one-arm push-ups for the crowd, and preen for the cameras.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Of course, some American sports still have cheerleaders, but at least these girls actually do something.’
    • ‘In her younger days, Jan was a cheerleader for local speedway teams.’
    • ‘Some of the fans, players, coaches, cheerleaders and band members who made their way to the local stadiums did so at considerable personal risk.’
    1. 1.1 An enthusiastic and vocal supporter of someone or something.
      ‘he was a cheerleader for individual initiative’
      • ‘Party members have become cheerleaders for the government.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Stories like that led even the housing industry's top cheerleader to say the market has hit its peak.’
      • ‘‘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.’
      • ‘Carter and Thistlewood, each in his own way, were cheerleaders of human progress.’
      • ‘It is more like self-help with an enthusiastic cheerleader.’
      • ‘Amy's friends became active cheerleaders for her progress, while still being there for her when she was down.’
      • ‘To the pitcher, he is coach, protector, cheerleader and psychologist.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Canadian films aren't as fragile as the most sensitive and nervous industry cheerleaders seem to believe.’
      • ‘Most of them aren't partisan cheerleaders, either.’
      • ‘Until then, he'll remain with the team as a coach and cheerleader.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This has led all the media cheerleaders to hope that the worst is over.’
      • ‘I wonder if Uncle Joe's cheerleaders and supporters are aware of his unionist tendencies?’
      • ‘But her most vocal cheerleaders are her children Max and Stella, aged eight and six respectively.’
      • ‘He proves to be an enthusiastic cheerleader, without skirting over the hard work and determination required to land a job in this industry.’
      • ‘A coach can play any number of roles - mentor, motivator, cheerleader, consultant - but one thing she is not is a therapist.’
      • ‘His religious supporters are his greatest cheerleaders.’