role model

noun

Definition of role model

: a person whose behavior in a particular role is imitated by others

Examples of role model in a Sentence

Athletes should remember that they are role models.
Recent Examples on the Web Nikki scores an assistant job at her role model's restaurant. Daria Smith, Southern Living, 2 June 2021 The moment is intercut with confessional footage of Gardner from that first season noting that her father is her role model. Marcus Jones, EW.com, 8 Apr. 2021 Her great-grandmother Myrtle Borland was her first feminist role model, living until Saviano was 30. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Mar. 2021 Here’s a look at how each actress brought her role model to life in film. Hugh Hart, Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2021 At Richards, Prucha credits Klix for her role in the award because of Klix’s enthusiasm and her participation as a role model. Jeff Vorva, chicagotribune.com, 20 Feb. 2021 Chaney, who died Friday at age 89, was his primary role model in becoming a coach. G Smith, NOLA.com, 30 Jan. 2021 Foster and role model healthy, adult-to-adult relationships. Eric Pliner, Forbes, 26 May 2021 Parents need to role model confidence and optimism about the end of the pandemic. NBC News, 26 May 2021

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First Known Use of role model

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of role model was in 1947

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“Role model.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/role%20model. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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role model

noun

English Language Learners Definition of role model

: someone who another person admires and tries to be like

role model

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Kids Definition of role model

: a person whose behavior in a certain function is imitated by others

role model

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Medical Definition of role model

: a person whose behavior in a particular role is imitated by others watching our parents and other role models deal with conflict— Melody Beattie

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