front man

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1. also front man A man who serves as a nominal leader but who lacks real authority.
2. Music A man who is a lead singer of a group.

front man



1. a nominal leader of an organization, etc, who lacks real power or authority, esp one who lends respectability to some nefarious activity. Gender-neutral form: figurehead
2. (Music, other) the leader or visual focus of a group of musicians, usually the singer
Also called: front person
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.front man - a person used as a cover for some questionable activityfront man - a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

front man

n (fam) (representative) → prestanome m inv; (presenter) → presentatore m
References in classic literature ?
The front man turned his head until his eyes met the eyes of the man behind.
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Former Rhyl, Porthmadog and Holyhead Hotspur front man Marc Evans has joined the Canaries, who will start the new season in the Huws Gray Alliance following last term's treble-winning heroics when they secured the Welsh Alliance title.
Nobuteru Ishihara, a high-profile veteran in the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party, is regarded by many party colleagues as the front man in its bid to regain power through the next general election.
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