Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month.
Cheer: joy, happiness, good spirit.
To cheer: to shout for joy or encouragement; to comfort or console.
Cheerful: happy, joyful, content.
Ex: That cheerful guy must not have a TV.
Cheer in the news
There is none.
Cheers (British thanks): Thanks for nothing, 2016.
Cheers! (Before drinking): Remember to look into each other’s eyes otherwise Trump will become President… oh, never mind.
Cheerio (British goodbye): The Brits said a big one recently.
Cheer up! (Don’t be sad!) Let’s do something about it. After New Year’s eve, of course.
Reasons for cheer
Global Warming: Good news! According to our new leaders, it doesn’t exist anymore.
Giant Sea Cows: The West Indian Manatee is no longer considered endangered. Great news for ‘(hu)manatee’.
(R.I.P.) 2016: The year is mercifully coming to an end. Cheers to New Years.