from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who leads the cheering of spectators, as at a sports contest.
- n. One who expresses or promotes thoughtless praise; an adulator.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person, usually an attractive female, who encourages applause at a sports event.
- n. A person who rallies support for any cause.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an enthusiastic and vocal supporter
- n. someone who leads the cheers by spectators at a sporting event
She is what most people think of when they hear the word cheerleader—long blonde hair, beautiful, upbeat.
Spirit cheerleading, where squads step-touch and spell out words from the sidelines, is one variety—the kind most of us think of when we hear the word cheerleader.
This cheerleader is the personal favorite of The ...
Professor James Lovelock, the world's smartest scientist and a long-term cheerleader for Cool Earth, created, with Gaia, a very slick theory of interdependency.
MILLER: And by the way Arianna, who are you calling a cheerleader, give me an o, give me a b-- okay.
I thought you were better than a name calling cheerleader Josey.
WOMACK: No. That figure formation within the corrections community is called a cheerleader stack.
This leaves Deutsche Telekom's (NYSE: DT) T-Mobile as Nexus One's loudest cheerleader, which isn't good news for the search giant's first foray into a proprietary smartphone.
I normally would not object to being referred to as a cheerleader if it was used in the sense as a proponent for straight talk and candidness.
Why would the "Heroes"/"Bring It On: All or Nothing"/"I Love You Beth Cooper" actress ever be stuck being known as a cheerleader?