front man


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

Examples of front man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the video, Fox is seen sitting in a wheelchair with a guitar on his lap as Coldplay’s front man Chris Martin sang next to him. Sara Vallone, Miami Herald, 30 June 2024 The front man roars across the stage like a Tasmanian devil. Garret K. Woodward, Rolling Stone, 20 June 2024 Now the band, with Gilmore as front man, is kicking off their first formal shows in four years with a string of dates this summer, including Goldenvoice’s inaugural No Values punk festival this weekend in Pomona, California, and ending with Queens’s Knockdown Center in August. Paula Mejía, Vulture, 7 June 2024 The Boss definitely still ranks as one of the best front men in rock ‘n’ roll history and the E Street Band may well be the genre’s greatest backing band. Randy McMullen, The Mercury News, 27 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for front man 

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of front man was in 1932

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“Front man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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