Definition of patsy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpætsi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpætsi//
(pl. patsies) (informal, especially North American English)
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a weak person who is easily cheated or tricked, or who is forced to take the blame for something that somebody else has done wrong I thought you respected me—now I find out that I’m just another one of your patsies. Word Originearly 20th cent.: of unknown origin.
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