front man


Definition of front man

1 : a person serving as a front or figurehead
2 : the lead performer in a musical group

Examples of front man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Rolling Stone critic Rob Sheffield has enthusiastically received next-generation stars like the One Direction front man turned rock proxy Harry Styles or the K-pop supergroup BTS. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, "The Futility of Rolling Stone’s Best-Albums List," 2 Oct. 2020 In 1994, Fred Durst was the front man of the rap-metal band Limp Bizkit. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Who Is Giraffe on 'The Masked Singer'? Fans Are 100% Confident They Know," 23 Sep. 2020 Included: reflections on his time as a teen prison inmate, Black Sabbath front man, Grammy-winning solo artist, reality TV star and his current struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Chuck Barney, Detroit Free Press, "TV highlights for the week of Sept. 6-12," 5 Sep. 2020 Fauci has acted as a front man of sorts for the White house task force, making dozens of appearances on cable and network news and participating in briefings with reporters during the early days of the pandemic. Washington Examiner, "Mark Levin: Trump should fire Fauci for calling US testing capacity 'totally unacceptable'," 6 Aug. 2020 And front man Wayne Coyne often crowd-surfs inside a bubble during concerts. Marianne Garvey, CNN, "The Flaming Lips performed 'Race for the Prize' inside giant bubbles on 'The Late Show'," 11 June 2020 The daughter of actress/Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay front man Chris Martin has celebrated that milestone and her mother marked it with an emotional posting on her verified Instagram account. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Gwyneth Paltrow posts rare photos of daughter Apple Martin for her 16th birthday," 15 May 2020 With his thick mustache and mastery of the convivial welcome, Mr. Jacomo was an out-front man in the mold of restaurateurs Duke Zeibert and Toots Shor, someone who greeted regulars by name and always knew their tastes and table preferences. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Tommy Jacomo, executive director of D.C. power lunch institution the Palm, dies at 75," 8 Mar. 2020 The front man Johnny Rotten would hang off the mic stand like a licentious scarecrow; the new bassist Sid Vicious, his long limbs clanging, was an icon continually in the process of dismantling itself—a human Jean Tinguely sculpture. James Parker, The Atlantic, "What Happened When the Sex Pistols Threw a Christmas Party," 6 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of front man

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Front man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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