Definition of scapegoat noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    scapegoat

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈskeɪpɡoʊt//
     
     
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  1. 1a person who is blamed for something bad that someone else has done or for some failure synonym fall guy
  2. 2 She felt she had been made a scapegoat for her boss's incompetence.
scapegoatverbscapegoat somebody/something
 
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