front man

front man
noun Date: 1932 1. a person serving as a front or figurehead 2. the lead performer in a musical group

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • front man — ˈfront man noun front men PLURALFORM [countable] JOBS someone who represents an organization to the public, but who does not lead it: • He was a good front man, but the real work was done by his team of four assistants. * * * front man UK US noun …   Financial and business terms

  • front man — front men N COUNT: oft N for n (disapproval) If you say that someone is a front man for a group or organization, you mean that their role is to represent and give a good impression of it to the public, especially when it is not very respectable… …   English dictionary

  • front man — front ,man noun count 1. ) a man whose job is to represent an organization by talking to reporters or other people, especially in order to improve the organization s reputation: He serves as a front man for the tobacco industry. a ) someone whose …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • front man — n [C usually singular] 1.) a person who speaks for an organization, for example an illegal one, but is not the leader of it 2.) also frontman the leader, and usually the singer, of a musical group …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • front man — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms front man : singular front man plural front men 1) a man who is the main singer in a group of musicians 2) a) a man whose job is to represent an organization by talking to journalists or other people,… …   English dictionary

  • front man — noun a person used as a cover for some questionable activity • Syn: ↑front, ↑figurehead, ↑nominal head, ↑straw man, ↑strawman • Hypernyms: ↑deceiver, ↑cheat, ↑cheater, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • front man — n. a respectable and well known man who represents a less respectable person or organization. □ The former adviser now serves as a front man for a large foundation. □ The front man came out and made an announcement …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • front man — noun a) striker, attacker, forward Pete Doherty is the front man of the Libertines. b) The lead singer in a musical group …   Wiktionary

  • front man — one who performs before the star goes on stage    Mic is the front man for Dolly. He sings before she does her act …   English idioms

  • Front man — man who is the lead singer or key person of a band …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • front man — Synonyms and related words: Charlie McCarthy, agent, anteriority, bold front, brave face, brave front, connection, creature, deputy, display, dummy, facade, face, facet, facia, figurehead, fore, forefront, foreground, forehand, foreland, forepart …   Moby Thesaurus

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