how to pronounce scapegoat

skɛɪpɡoʊt

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“… the role of the scapegoat who's willing …”

meanings of scapegoat

noun:

  1. Someone punished for the error or errors of someone else.
  2. In the Mosaic Day of Atonement ritual, a goat symbolically imbued with the sins of the people, and sent out alive into the wilderness while another was sacrificed.

verb:

  1. To punish someone for the error or errors of someone else; to make a scapegoat of.
  2. To blame something for the problems of a given society without evidence to back up the claim.