a performer, as a singer, who leads a musical group.
a person who serves as the nominal head of an organization and who represents it publicly.
- Also especially for 2, front man .
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How to use frontman in a sentence
Were there parts of being a frontman before that were particularly dysphoria-inducing?
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The sultry chanteuse enraged the daughter of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain with comments she made about wanting to die young.Lana Del Rey’s Silly Death Wish and the Perils of Pop Artifice | Amanda Marcotte | June 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Kyle Henderson, 24, frontman for Desert Noises, quit his job and “went for it” with his bandmates.
And let us not forget the long-awaited memoirs of ex-Smiths frontman Morrissey.
British Dictionary definitions for front man
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
the leader or visual focus of a group of musicians, usually the singer
- Also called: front person
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