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frontman

[ fruhnt-man ]
/ ˈfrʌntˌmæn /
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noun, plural front·men [fruhnt-men]. /ˈfrʌntˌmɛn/.

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.

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Also especially for 2, front man .

Origin of frontman

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; front + man
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British Dictionary definitions for frontman

front man

noun informal

a nominal leader of an organization, etc, who lacks real power or authority, esp one who lends respectability to some nefarious activityGender-neutral form: figurehead
the leader or visual focus of a group of musicians, usually the singer
Also called: front person
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