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Definition of fall guy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fall guy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfɔːl ɡaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːl ɡaɪ//
 
(especially North American English)
 
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a person who is blamed or punished for something wrong that another person has done synonym scapegoat He realized he’d been set up as the fall guy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fall guy