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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.



n., pl. -men (-ˌmɛn)
1. a performer, as a singer, who leads a musical group.
2. a person who serves as the nominal head of an organization and who represents it publicly.
Also, esp. for 2,front′ man`.
[1935–40, Amer.]
usage: See -man.
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