Definition of Cheerleader

1. Noun. An enthusiastic and vocal supporter. "He has become a cheerleader for therapeutic cloning"




2. Noun. Someone who leads the cheers by spectators at a sporting event.
Generic synonyms: Leader
Derivative terms: Cheerlead

Definition of Cheerleader

1. Noun. (Chiefly American English) A person, usually an attractive female, who encourages applause at a sports event. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) A person who rallies support for any cause. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cheerleader

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheerleader

cheerfulness
cheerfulnesses
cheerie-bye
cheerier
cheeriest
cheerily
cheeriness
cheerinesses
cheering
cheeringly
cheerio
cheerios
cheerishness
cheerlead
cheerleaded
cheerleader (current term)
cheerleaderish
cheerleaderlike
cheerleaders
cheerleading
cheerleads
cheerled
cheerless
cheerlessly
cheerlessness
cheerlessnesses
cheerly
cheero
cheeros
cheers

Literary usage of Cheerleader

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin Boards Every Classroom Needs by Joy Evans (2001)
"Pleat the tissue paper or crepe paper to make the cheerleader's skirt. 5. ... Pin the "rah" signs around the cheerleader. 8. Add student work. ..."

2. Ten-minute Plays: By Students for Students (2001). by Lindsay Price, Price, Lindsay, 1969- (2001)
"Rather popular, cheerleader-type who would seem to attract many boys. ... His girlfriend is Sarah (cheerleader type), and they are the stereotypical ..."

3. American Vulgar: The Politics of Manipulation Versus the Culture of Awareness by Robert Grudin (2006)
"It became a Holly Hunter movie, entitled The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993). ..."

4. The Tiger's Child by John Neu (2006)
""Bet she's a cheerleader. At the high school there. Looks like a cheerleader." Will lifted the thick white cup to his mouth and blew on the coffee. ..."

5. Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica & St. Lucia Alive! by Lynne M. Sullivan (2000)
"If you speak French, ask for Madame Saint-Martin Lima, the founder and head cheerleader. From the dock, the tiny museum is to the right on Rue de la Marine. ..."

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