cheerleader
noun Date: 1903 one that calls for and directs organized cheering (as at a football game) • cheerlead transitive verbcheerleading noun

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  • cheerleader — cheer‧lead‧er [ˈtʆɪəˌliːdə ǁ ˈtʆɪrˌliːdər] noun [countable] informal someone who supports an idea, plan etc and tries to persuade other people to support it: • He was one of the biggest cheerleaders of economic globalization. * * * cheerleader UK …   Financial and business terms

  • cheerleader — (n.) 1900, American English, from CHEER (Cf. cheer) (n.) + LEADER (Cf. leader). Cheerleading is attested from 1906 …   Etymology dictionary

  • cheerleader — ► NOUN ▪ (in North America) a girl belonging to a group that performs organized chanting and dancing in support of a team at sporting events …   English terms dictionary

  • cheerleader — ☆ cheerleader [chir′lēd΄ər ] n. 1. a person who leads others in cheering for a team, as at football games 2. a person who enthusiastically promotes or supports a cause …   English World dictionary

  • Cheerleader — Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader an Bord des Flugzeugträgers USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) Cheerleading (von engl.: cheer – Beifall und to lead – führen, also sinngemäß (das Publikum) zum Beifall führen) ist eine Sportart, die aus Elementen des Turnens,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cheerleader — Pom pom girl Une pom pom girl, meneuse de claque (au Canada francophone, particulièrement au Québec) ou cheerleader (aux États Unis et au Canada anglophone) est une jeune fille assurant un spectacle à base de chant, de danse et de figures… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cheerleader — [[t]tʃɪ͟ə(r)liːdə(r)[/t]] cheerleaders 1) N COUNT A cheerleader is one of the people who leads the crowd in cheering at a large public event, especially a sports event. 2) N COUNT If you say that someone is a cheerleader for a particular cause or …   English dictionary

  • cheerleader — cheer|lead|er [ˈtʃıəˌli:də US ˈtʃırˌli:dər] n 1.) a member of a team of young women who encourage a crowd to cheer at a US sports game by shouting special words and dancing ▪ She was a popular cheerleader at the University of Texas. 2.) someone… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cheerleader — UK [ˈtʃɪə(r)ˌliːdə(r)] / US [ˈtʃɪrˌlɪdər] noun [countable] Word forms cheerleader : singular cheerleader plural cheerleaders 1) in the US, one of a group of people, especially young women, who shout and dance to encourage the crowd to cheer at a… …   English dictionary

  • Cheerleader — Anfeuerer * * * Cheer|lea|der 〈[ tʃi:rli:də(r)] m. 3; Sp.〉 Mitglied einer Gruppe von jungen Mädchen, Frauen u. (selten) Männern, die bei sportlichen Großveranstaltungen während der Spielpausen einstudierte Choreografien u. Sprechgesänge vortragen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cheerleader — noun Cheerleader is used after these nouns: ↑high school …   Collocations dictionary

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