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frontman

[fruhnt-man] /ˈfrʌntˌmæn/
noun, plural frontmen
[fruhnt-men] /ˈfrʌntˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
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, especially for 2, front man.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism; front + man1
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British Dictionary definitions for front man

front man

noun (informal)
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.
the leader or visual focus of a group of musicians, usually the singer
Also called front person
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