role model


noun

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

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Origin of role model

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for role model

role model

noun

a person regarded by others, esp younger people, as a good example to follow
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Medical definitions for role model

role model

n.

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

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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