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Noun: fall guy  fol gI
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. Someone who is punished for the errors of others
    - scapegoat, whipping boy, goat [N. Amer]
  2. A person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    - chump [informal], fool, gull [informal], mark [US, informal], patsy [N. Amer, informal], sucker [informal], soft touch, mug [informal]

Derived forms: fall guys

Type of: dupe, victim

Encyclopedia: Fall guy