idol idol  /ˈaɪ dəl/


  1. (n) a material effigy that is worshipped
  2. (n) someone who is adored blindly and excessively
  3. (n) an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept


  • Wherever south Korea's hottest boy band goes, its members are assailed by heaving, hormonal throngs of teenage girls, all of them aching to rip out a lock of pop idol hair.


  1. News: 12 American Idol Alums Who Would Make Good Judges

    News: 12 American Idol Alums Who Would Make Good Judges Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 2:17 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Aiken's name has already been bandied about as a potential judge, perhaps prompted by his guest appearance in the Office series ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source:

  2. Ex-'Idol' boss: Get Simon back

    Former "American Idol" boss Nigel Lythgoe has called for Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson to be reinstated as judges in a bid to save the flailing talent show.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. 'Idol' replaces Nigel Lythgoe

    "American Idol" has a new executive producer, after letting go of Nigel Lythgoe: Per Blankens, most recently the executive producer on the Swedish version of "Idol," has been tapped to head the American version.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MSNBC


  1. "With sadness in my heart, I've decided not to return to #IDOL," Abdul wrote. "I'll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all...... being a part of a show that I helped from day 1 become an international phenomenon."
    on Aug 5, 2009 By: Paula Abdul Source: AFP

  2. "I come to you today with great sadness, acknowledging the loss of the greatest entertainer in the history of mankind. For me he was more than that, he was my idol, he was a role model, he was someone to cry to when my childhood was unbearable, he...
    on Jun 25, 2009 By: Corey Feldman Source: Pattaya Daily News

  3. "A true idol, Tony Bennett, ladies and gentlemen," Seacrest gushed, with good reason.
    on May 23, 2007 By: Ryan Seacrest Source: Forbes

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