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Meaning of “cheerleader” in the English Dictionary

"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 ​organizedgroup, who ​leads the ​crowd in ​shoutingencouragement and ​supporting a ​team at a ​sportsevent: She was a cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys. someone who ​stronglysupports a ​particularidea or ​person: He was a cheerleader for the new ​economicplan.
(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/
a ​youngperson who ​leads a ​crowd at a ​sportsevent in ​shoutingencouragement and ​supporting a ​team
(Definition of cheerleader from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cheerleader" in Business English

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cheerleadernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtʃɪəˌliːdər/
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 ​cleanenergy.
(Definition of cheerleader from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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