The definition of a role model is someone who others look up to, or someone who has attributes and traits that make him a good person to try to be like.
An example of a role model is a famous athlete who all kids want to be like.
a person, esp. one who is unusually effective or inspiring, who serves as a model for others in some social role, an occupation, etc.
A person who serves as a model in a particular behavioral or social role for another person to emulate.
(plural role models)
- A person who serves as an example, whose behavior is emulated by others