Scapegoat By: Abby and manjot

Definition: One that bears the blame for others.

Example: When your friends are together and do something stupid! The other friends blame one person. The person who was blamed is an example of a scapegoat.

Example: Even though Jim didn't steal your wallet, you are still using him as a scapegoat to cover for your son's thievery.

Synonyms: Equivalent and Metonym

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