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



    BrE BrE//ˈtʃɪəliːdɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɪrliːdɪŋ//
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  1. 1(especially in the US) the activity of encouraging the crowd to cheer (1) for their team at a sports event. It is usually done by groups of girls wearing special uniforms. a cheerleading squad/team Cheerleading used to be peachy blondes waving pompoms at football games.
  2. 2strong support for a particular politician, idea or way of doing something the President’s continued cheerleading for the ‘strong dollar’