1. [ noun ] a weak argument set up to be easily refuted
Synonyms: straw_man
Related terms: specious_argument
2. [ noun ] a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
Synonyms: front nominal_head figurehead straw_man front_man
Related terms: deceiver
3. [ noun ] an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
Synonyms: bird-scarer scarer straw_man scarecrow
Related terms: effigy frighten
Similar spelling:   straw_man