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cheerleader

[ cheer-lee-der ]
/ ˈtʃɪərˌli dər /
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noun
a person who leads spectators in cheering, usually a member of a team that performs dance, acrobatic, and tumbling routines at sporting events or in competitions with other teams.
a person who encourages and openly supports the success of a person or cause: Her dad has always been her biggest cheerleader.He emerged as a cheerleader for the rights of the incarcerated.
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Origin of cheerleader

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; cheer + leader
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British Dictionary definitions for cheerleader

cheerleader
/ (ˈtʃɪəˌliːdə) /

noun
a person who leads a crowd in formal cheers, esp at sports events
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