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 Nick Ritchie, formerly a net-front man, is now in Toronto., 13 Oct. 2021 On this Letterman appearance, Macdonald sells out one of his pals, Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker, with a profane story involving Creedence front man John Fogerty. Dan Reilly, Vulture, 15 Sep. 2021 His goal is to turn the annual success of Jerry Day, which celebrates the birthday of the late Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia each August, into a seasonal schedule of productions. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Sep. 2021 Georg Keller, front man and accordion player for the band, is married to an American woman and will be able to travel to El Cajon from their home in Germany. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Sep. 2021 In an interview with Rolling Stone, front man Gene Simmons said economic reasons encouraged him to take up the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s residency offer, as well as the ease of not having to adhere to a touring schedule. Devon Ivie, Vulture, 16 Aug. 2021 The Canadian classic-rock mainstay, spearheaded by founding drummer Garry Peterson, has featured Derek Sharp in the front man spot since 2008. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, 4 Sep. 2020 Himuro, the front man for the 1980s Japanese rock band Boøwy, bought it from the NBA legend in 2004 for $6.4 million and listed it for sale earlier this year at $9.25 million. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug. 2021 Forrest Gump may have shook hands with President John F. Kennedy, but ELPASO won the approval of Scratch Acid front man David Yow after a performance at Liberty Lunch in Austin in 1986. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, 9 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of front man

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Oct 2021

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“Front man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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