[ fruhnt-man ]

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

Origin of frontman

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; front + man
  • Also especially for 2, front man .

Words Nearby frontman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for front man

front man

  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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