frontman

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Etymology[edit]

front +‎ man

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Noun[edit]

frontman (plural frontmen)

  1. A person acting as the public face of some other, covert group.
  2. The lead male singer in a band.
    • 2012 August 21, Jason Heller, “The Darkness: Hot Cakes (Music Review)”, The Onion AV Club:
      “Baby, I was a loser / Several years on the dole / An Englishman with a very high voice / Doing rock ’n’ roll,” sings falsetto-happy frontman Justin Hawkins at the start of “Every Inch Of You,” Hot Cakes’ opener.