Synonyms for Headman:
n.director, employer, hierarch, cock of the walk, leader, enforcer, over, dictator, autocrat, the Establishment, figurehead, master, demagogue. •chieftain (noun)
leader, tribal chief, master, director.
chieftain, tribal chief, headsman.
Usage examples for headman
When they found what Indarapatra had done for them, they were filled with gratitude, and to show their appreciation the headman gave his daughter to him in marriage, and she proved to be the beautiful girl whom Indarapatra had seen at the mouth of the cave. – Philippine Folk Tales by Mabel Cook Cole