front man

front man
Synonyms and related words:
Charlie McCarthy, agent, anteriority, bold front, brave face, brave front, connection, creature, deputy, display, dummy, facade, face, facet, facia, figurehead, fore, forefront, foreground, forehand, foreland, forepart, forequarter, foreside, foreword, front, front elevation, front matter, front page, front view, frontage, frontal, frontier, frontispiece, go-between, head, heading, interagent, interceder, intercessor, intermediary, intermediate, intermediate agent, intermediator, intermedium, internuncio, intervener, interventionist, interventor, lap, lay figure, mediator, medium, middleman, mouthpiece, negotiant, negotiator, negotiatress, negotiatrix, nominal head, obverse, ombudsman, preface, prefix, priority, proscenium, puppet, spokesman, spokeswoman, stooge, window dressing

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • front man — ˈfront man noun front men PLURALFORM [countable] JOBS someone who represents an organization to the public, but who does not lead it: • He was a good front man, but the real work was done by his team of four assistants. * * * front man UK US noun …   Financial and business terms

  • front man — front men N COUNT: oft N for n (disapproval) If you say that someone is a front man for a group or organization, you mean that their role is to represent and give a good impression of it to the public, especially when it is not very respectable… …   English dictionary

  • front man — front ,man noun count 1. ) a man whose job is to represent an organization by talking to reporters or other people, especially in order to improve the organization s reputation: He serves as a front man for the tobacco industry. a ) someone whose …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • front man — n [C usually singular] 1.) a person who speaks for an organization, for example an illegal one, but is not the leader of it 2.) also frontman the leader, and usually the singer, of a musical group …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • front man — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms front man : singular front man plural front men 1) a man who is the main singer in a group of musicians 2) a) a man whose job is to represent an organization by talking to journalists or other people,… …   English dictionary

  • front man — noun a person used as a cover for some questionable activity • Syn: ↑front, ↑figurehead, ↑nominal head, ↑straw man, ↑strawman • Hypernyms: ↑deceiver, ↑cheat, ↑cheater, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • front man — n. a respectable and well known man who represents a less respectable person or organization. □ The former adviser now serves as a front man for a large foundation. □ The front man came out and made an announcement …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • front man — noun a) striker, attacker, forward Pete Doherty is the front man of the Libertines. b) The lead singer in a musical group …   Wiktionary

  • front man — one who performs before the star goes on stage    Mic is the front man for Dolly. He sings before she does her act …   English idioms

  • Front man — man who is the lead singer or key person of a band …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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