Meaning of “cheerleader” in the English Dictionary

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"cheerleader" in British English

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cheerleadernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃɪəˌliː.dər/ us /ˈtʃɪrˌliː.dɚ/

a person, usually a woman or girl in an organized group, who leads the crowd in shouting encouragement and supporting a team at a sports event:

She was a cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys.

someone who strongly supports a particular idea or person:

He was a cheerleader for the new economic plan.

(Definition of “cheerleader” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cheerleader" in American English

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cheerleadernoun [ C ]

us /ˈtʃɪərˌlid·ər/

(Definition of “cheerleader” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cheerleader" in Business English

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cheerleadernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃɪəˌliːdər/ us

a person who actively supports an idea or plan and who tries to get other people to support it:

cheerleader of/for sth She has been a longtime cheerleader for clean energy.

(Definition of “cheerleader” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)