Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A scapegoat.
  • n. Slang A gullible victim; a dupe.

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  • n. one who is gullible and easily duped
  • n. scapegoat

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

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Examples

  • Or you're telling the truth, and someone powerful in the agency is setting you up as a fall guy for his own misdealings. "

    Deception Point

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