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whipping boy

noun as in fall guy

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Example Sentences

Alan Colmes is best known as the lefty whipping boy on Fox News.

Conversely, former Wall Street whipping boy Goldman Sachs has seen the heat die down.

As a whipping-boy he was too spiritless to be satisfying, and Lady Barbara addressed herself to the invitation.

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.

But she's had to understand that I won't be her friend's whipping-boy.

An' thou cease from study mine office is gone thou'lt need no 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.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.