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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A person who is blamed for something he or she did not do; a victim.

Usage examples (35)
  • There are many scapegoats for our sins, but the most popular is providence.
  • Holian also brought a goat and explained to the students where the term scapegoat originated.
  • One of our friends, Gwinya, told us that the term scapegoat derives from an ancient ritual in one traditional community.
  • Their other major villain and scapegoat is the banks. for more
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