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Meaning of STRAW MAN

Pronunciation:  stro mân

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a weak argument set up to be easily refuted
  2. [n]  a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
 
 Synonyms: figurehead, front, front man, nominal head
 
 See Also: beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, specious argument, trickster

 

 

 

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