role model


a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people.

Origin of role model

First recorded in 1955–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for role model

hero, heroine, exemplar, mentor, example, idol, superstar, epitome, paragon, star

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British Dictionary definitions for role model

role model


a person regarded by others, esp younger people, as a good example to follow
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role model in Medicine

role model


A person who serves as a model in a particular behavioral or social role for another person to emulate.
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role model in Culture

role model

A person who serves as an example of the values, attitudes, and behaviors associated with a role. For example, a father is a role model for his sons. Role models can also be persons who distinguish themselves in such a way that others admire and want to emulate them. For example, a woman who becomes a successful brain surgeon or airline pilot can be described as a role model for other women.

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