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scapegoat

noun [C]  /ˈskeɪpˌɡoʊt/ us  
someone who is blamed or punished for another’s faults or actions: When things don’t go well, people always look for a scapegoat.
Translations of “scapegoat”
in Spanish cabeza de turco, chivo expiatorio…
in French bouc émissaire…
in German der Sündenbock…
in Chinese (Traditional) 代罪羔羊, 代人受過的人…
in Russian козел отпущения…
in Turkish günah keçisi, şamar oğlan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 替罪羊, 代人受过的人…
in Polish kozioł ofiarny…
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