front man

noun

Definition of front man

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

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Their front man works in social services, and one song in particular showcases him as a pit-bull advocate and opponent of breed-specific legislation. Jamie Ludwig, Chicago Reader, "Stephanie Marlow of Indie Publicity on a brutal band with a soft spot for pitties," 10 July 2018 Everyone’s heard of Adam Levine: Maroon 5 front man, husband to supermodel Behati Prinsloo, father of two adorable daughters, and (sometimes controversial) Voice coach. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Wait, Who Else Besides Adam Levine Is in Maroon 5?," 20 Jan. 2019 West Ham front man Andy Carroll has returned to training following his row with Hammers boss David Moyes earlier this week. SI.com, "Andy Carroll Apologises to West Ham Boss David Moyes After Training Ground Bust Up," 2 May 2018 As part of the actions announced Tuesday, the Treasury Department also seized a $20 million private jet belonging to an alleged front man for powerful socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello. Fox News, "US puts sanctions on Venezuela first lady, other officials," 25 Sep. 2018 The latest sanctions by the U.S. Treasury Department also seized a $20 million private jet belonging to an alleged front man for powerful socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello. Scott Smith, The Seattle Times, "Trump: Venezuelan socialist president easily toppled," 25 Sep. 2018 Roberto Firmino's skills are no secret at this point, with Liverpool's Brazilian ace renowned for the flair and trickery which has helped him become one of the Premier League's deadliest front men. SI.com, "WATCH: Liverpool Star Roberto Firmino Displays His Skills in Awesome 'No-Look Challenge' Video," 17 June 2018 The Spinners front man on an effective coping mechanism for heartache: deny, deny, deny. Ryan D'agostino, Popular Mechanics, "100 Songs to Clean the Garage To," 20 Nov. 2018 Alex Turner's hometown of Sheffield, England is definitely a tad bitter over the Arctic Monkeys front man's new life in the United States, and a recent graffiti note is poking fun at the town's superstar. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Arctic Monkeys Graffiti in Alex Turner's Hometown Makes Fun of His New California Lifestyle," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of front man

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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