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Straw man   /strɔ mæn/   Listen
Straw man

noun
1.
A person used as a cover for some questionable activity.  Synonyms: figurehead, front, front man, nominal head, strawman.
2.
A weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted.  Synonym: strawman.
3.
An effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds.  Synonyms: bird-scarer, scarecrow, scarer, strawman.






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Words linked to "Straw man" :   cheater, simulacrum, image, cheat, specious argument, effigy, deceiver, trickster, slicker, beguiler



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