Definition of frontman in English:


Line breaks: front|man
Pronunciation: /ˈfrʌntman

noun (plural frontmen)

1 (also frontwoman) The lead singer of a pop or rock group.
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  • The latter can be overbearing, it's true, but that's a central function of rock frontmen.
  • The problem with these two roles is that the requirements of a frontman decisively separate the singer from the other band members.
  • The flamboyant frontman of rock group Queen will be remembered at the concert at The Barbican in York on Saturday November 24.
2A person who represents an illegal or disreputable organization to give it an air of legitimacy.
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  • They take an edgy trip right into the battlezone being created by the phone market, as a cast of warlords, guerillas, kidnappers and shady frontmen for European companies tussle for control of the colton trade.

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