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

Derived forms: straw men, strawmen

Type of: beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, effigy, image, simulacrum, slicker, specious argument, trickster

Encyclopedia: Strawman