A pop-music idol.
An example of an idol is a rock that people pray to.
Origin of idol
- Middle English from Old French idole from Late Latin īdōlum from Greek eidōlon phantom, idol from eidos form weid- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French idole, from Ancient Greek εἴδωλον (eidōlon, “image, idol”), from εἶδος (eidos, “form”).