whipping boy

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synonyms for whipping boy

On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to whipping boy, such as: fall guy, patsy, scapegoat, chopping block, dupe, and goat.

How to use whipping boy in a sentence

  • The most familiar example of whipping-boy is mentioned by Fuller in his "Church History."

  • In others he denounces it as rank Judaism, the Jew having at that time become for him the whipping boy for all modern humanity.

    The Perfect Wagnerite | George Bernard Shaw
  • But she's had to understand that I won't be her friend's whipping-boy.

    Regiment of Women | Clemence Dane
  • An' thou cease from study mine office is gone thou'lt need no whipping-boy.

    The Prince and The Pauper, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

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