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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As a boy, their front man and leader had dreamed of baseball stardom rather than rock ’n’ roll fame. oregonlive.com, "Billy Rancher and the Unreal Gods, ‘kings of downtown Portland,’ streaked toward 1980s rock stardom -- until tragedy struck," 8 Aug. 2019 Former Arsenal, Tottenham and Crystal Palace front man Emmanuel Adebayor could be set for a shock move to the Premier League, as a number of clubs are keen on the free agent. SI.com, "Transfer Rumours: Man Utd Fail With Gueye Bid, Carroll Wants Newcastle Return & More," 27 July 2019 Southampton striker Charlie Austin is being targeted as a replacement for the departing Ayoze Perez and Joselu, while the Magpies are also still reportedly interested in Porto front man Moussa Marega. SI.com, "Newcastle Target 3 More Signings as Allan Saint-Maximin Deal Edges Closer to Completion," 2 Aug. 2019 Nashville’s Lost Dog Street Band mixes old-timey music with touches of contemporary Americana, but what most distinguishes the group is the voice of front man Benjamin Tod Flippo. Noah Berlatsky, Chicago Reader, "Nashville’s Lost Dog Street Band make ragged-but-right folk music," 20 Apr. 2018 There could be two changes to the starting line-up though, with front man Raul Jimenez in contention to start and new signing Jesus Vallejo expected to feature at some stage. SI.com, "Crusaders vs Wolves Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 29 July 2019 Next stage: Eight years after former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar teamed up with celebrity chef Tyler Florence to open El Paseo, the Mill Valley restaurant has been sold to new owners. Jen Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: Feeling at home while at school," 26 July 2019 The orchestra will be joined for the Sunday performance by a full rock band and Las Vegas performer Brody Dolyniuk, who re-creates the vocals of Queen front man Freddie Mercury. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "The weekend: Art fairs in Plymouth, Wyandotte; Italian, Polish fests in Sterling Heights," 10 July 2019 Fans of Cobain projected all their anger and resentment over the loss of the Nirvana front man onto Love, and soon she was blamed for not only his addiction but also his death. Lisawhill, Longreads, "Live Through This: Courtney Love at 55," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of front man

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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