Definition of cheerleader in English:



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

    • ‘It is tradition for the lead cheerleader to date the football captain.’
    • ‘He shook hands and posed for a number of pictures with individual cheerleaders before taking the group pictures that you posted.’
    • ‘I'm a varsity cheerleader and play every sport my school has to offer, so does he.’
    • ‘The cheerleaders led us to a big crowd cheer which consisted of waving our arms around and yelling.’
    • ‘She was a sturdy college cheerleader, someone who was ceaselessly energetic and athletic.’
    • ‘The other cheerleaders followed except Jessica, who lingered in his grasp a moment longer.’
    • ‘The rest of the cheerleaders followed in suit or tossed their hair.’
    • ‘From the looks of the walls leading to the senior hall, this year's varsity cheerleaders were already hard at work.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We walked across the street together with Kendall, who kept giving the cheerleaders extremely rude looks.’
    • ‘As soon as Kaitlyn stepped out of her car, Karen rushed over, followed by the other cheerleaders.’
    • ‘In each event, the cheerleader failed to complete the flip and landed on his or her head.’
    • ‘He compared this to pyramids made by cheerleaders at sports events and parents putting tethers on toddlers.’
    • ‘Footballers only associate with other sports players and cheerleaders.’
    • ‘The cheerleaders obediently followed, after shooting Matt looks of sympathy.’
    • ‘There were also demonstrations by the York Vikings Basketball Club and cheerleaders from local secondary schools.’
    • ‘He was a high school cheerleader in Oklahoma, where he was also an all-state football player and two-time heavyweight wrestling champion.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    1. 1.1An enthusiastic and vocal supporter.
      ‘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.’
      • ‘A coach can play any number of roles - mentor, motivator, cheerleader, consultant - but one thing she is not is a therapist.’
      • ‘It's up to us to be the patrons, the advocates, the cheerleaders, the enthusiasts.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘But her most vocal cheerleaders are her children Max and Stella, aged eight and six respectively.’
      • ‘I wonder if Uncle Joe's cheerleaders and supporters are aware of his unionist tendencies?’
      • ‘Until then, he'll remain with the team as a coach and cheerleader.’
      • ‘Most of them aren't partisan cheerleaders, either.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It is more like self-help with an enthusiastic cheerleader.’
      • ‘He proves to be an enthusiastic cheerleader, without skirting over the hard work and determination required to land a job in this industry.’
      • ‘Canadian films aren't as fragile as the most sensitive and nervous industry cheerleaders seem to believe.’
      • ‘‘Boards of directors are criticised for being asleep on the watch and too often acting merely as cheerleaders,’ he added.’
      • ‘Party members have become cheerleaders for the government.’
      • ‘His religious supporters are his greatest cheerleaders.’
      • ‘Carter and Thistlewood, each in his own way, were cheerleaders of human progress.’
      • ‘This has led all the media cheerleaders to hope that the worst is over.’
      • ‘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.’