Definition of cheerleader noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtʃɪəliːdə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɪrliːdər//
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  1. 1(especially in the US) one of the members of a group of young people (usually women) wearing special uniforms, who encourage the crowd to cheer for their team at a sports event
  2. 2a person who supports a particular politician, idea, or way of doing something one of the leading cheerleaders for the President’s welfare policies
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cheerleader