front man

frontman

[fruhnt-man]
noun, plural frontmen [fruhnt-men] .
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:
1935–40, Americanism; front + man1

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front man
 
n
1.  Gender-neutral form: figurehead a nominal leader of an organization, etc, who lacks real power or authority, esp one who lends respectability to some nefarious activity
2.  the leader or visual focus of a group of musicians, usually the singer

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