how to pronounce scapegoat

/ˈskɛɪp.ɡəʊt/

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scapegoat is pronounced in two syllables

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skɛɪpɡəʊt

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An example use of scapegoat in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… Kimmel was made a scapegoat for failures …”

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.

words with pronunciation similar to scapegoat

sapient

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