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scapegoat

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  • nounperson who takes blame for
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Synonyms for scapegoat

noun person who takes blame for
  • fall guy
  • chump
  • doormat
  • dupe
  • fool
  • goat
  • gull
  • mark
  • patsy
  • pigeon
  • pushover
  • sacrifice
  • sap
  • schmuck
  • stooge
  • sucker
  • victim
  • weakling
  • another's action boob
  • easy mark
  • sitting duck

More words related to scapegoat

easy mark

noun. easy victim

fall guy

noun. easy victim

hostage

noun. person held captive until captor's demand is met

joke

noun. person that is made fun of

martyr

noun. sufferer

patsy

noun. fall guy
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