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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How to use cheerleader in a sentence
I’m looking for someone who can be my biggest cheerleader in all areas of life, and who will welcome me to be the same to her in return.
The cheerleaders retained Banks and Allred following an August report in The Washington Post about two 10-minute videos set to classic rock hits they said were made without their knowledge.Former cheerleaders settle with Washington Football Team as program’s future is in doubt | Beth Reinhard | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
I think it was the relationship that me and my mom had that played a big part, and she was my biggest cheerleader.The Story Behind Big Freedia’s Breakout Beyoncé Sample | Daniel Malloy | January 27, 2021 | Ozy
A cheerleader for letting stuff go, I even started something called Declutter Sunday on Facebook, where friends posted an item they were jettisoning.The pandemic gave me the time to finally clean out my shameful attic. Here’s what I learned. | Jura Koncius | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
Lewd videos of cheerleaders, produced and shared in the organization without their knowledge, won’t do it.Don’t make what’s interesting important, Ron Rivera says. Easier said than done for Washington. | Thomas M. Boswell | December 27, 2020 | Washington Post
“Jen is a great athlete and a wonderful cheerleader,” says Tiffany.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town | E. Jean Carroll | April 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She attended the Temperley shows, and was an enthusiastic cheerleader for British fashion as a whole.Peaches Geldof, Daughter of Rock Star Bob Geldof, Dies at 25 | Nico Hines, Tom Sykes | April 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
More tongue-in-cheek was a new twist on the cheerleader uniform.
In their cheerleader personas, the penguins took over the stadium, entering through the igloo.
And at the center of it all: a striking blond cheerleader-cum-schoolteacher.Did Sexpot Schoolteacher Pamela Smart Hire Teens to Kill Her Husband? | Marlow Stern | January 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Too bad none of them ever crashed, or landed on the Yale football field and said Take me to your cheerleader, or something.I'm a Stranger Here Myself | Dallas McCord Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for cheerleader
a person who leads a crowd in formal cheers, esp at sports events
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