to incorrectly and unfairly make an opponent's argument seem as if it hold no water or has no weight nor bearing, as if the argument were a man, it would be easy to pushover. From a logic error when breaking down arguments, the "strawman" response to an argument.
Bush claimed that by voting down weapons ordinances, Kerry was against national defense, but he had really just strawmanized Kerry's argument.
by charliemiller February 02, 2005
by fred May 11, 2003