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Definition of cheerleader noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    cheerleader

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    NAmE//ˈtʃɪrˌlidər//
     
     
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  1. 1one 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
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noun [uncountable] She was into cheerleading in high school. the President's continued cheerleading for the “strong dollar”
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