One's personal appearance
, especially an impressive
appearance. "There's a ghee (fellow) with a perfect front for the shake (extortion). Give him a white tin (silver badge) and he'd pass for law (a policeman) anywhere.
A business office
or other establishment used to cover up illegal activities
of, and a reputation
that inspires terror
. "Some dude (fellow) with a few under his belt (several murder to his credit) is the front a shylock (loan shark) setup needs to lineup (control) the rabbits (borrowers).
; a wardrobe
The warden's office
; the administration building. 6.
Any person who will speak
for an underworld character
when needed; a criminal lawyer
- american underworld dictionary - 1950