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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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 Watford captain Troy Deeney and fellow front man Andre Grey scored 11 times between them last season, a sorry total for the Englishmen, highlighting the lack of a natural goal scorer at the club. SI.com, "Why the Prodigal Adalberto Peñaranda Could Make the Difference for Watford Next Season," 4 July 2018 The sophisticated application of keyboards and the maturation of front man Britt Daniel’s voice indicated that Spoon was capable of sustaining a long, productive career. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, "Meet the Middlers: Spoon brings its powerhouse grooves to fest," 22 June 2018 This led to his national team manager Gernot Rohr hinting that the front man could leave the Foxes this January, and reports that Leicester were ready to cut their losses on the striker. SI.com, "Leicester Boss Insists That Summer Arrival 'Will Stay With Us' Despite Recent Exit Links," 12 Jan. 2018 The band is still helmed by the venerable Denney brothers (front man John and guitarist Dix, the later of whom nearly replaced Hillel Slovak in the Red Hot Chili Peppers' early days), who founded the band in 1975. Aaron Davis, sacbee, "‘Stranger in Alps’ crooner brings intensity, intimacy to Harlow’s show," 12 July 2018 Les Bleus had dominated possession and Uruguay, who it must be said missed injured front man Edinson Cavani, were happy to allow it. SI.com, "Uruguay 0-2 France: Les Bleus Cruise into Semi Finals After Goalkeeping Nightmare Crushes La Celeste," 6 July 2018 Having access to these musicians, especially R.E.M.'s charismatic and enigmatic front man, Michael Stipe, showed me aspects of fandom that had been less apparent and, in retrospect, planted seeds that became this book. Nancy Baym, WIRED, "Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet," 10 July 2018 In recent years Jayhawks front man Gary Louris has found increasing success writing songs for other artists, both on his own and with a slew of collaborators. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Jayhawks front man Gary Louris reconnects with his band to tackle songs he’s written with and for others," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of front man

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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