Translation of "scapegoat" - English-French dictionary

scapegoat

noun countablescapegoat /ˈskeɪpˌgoʊt/
sb who is blamed for sth to take the focus away from sb or sth that is really to blame
bouc masculine émissaire

The woman claims she was made a scapegoat in the case.
La femme prétend qu'on a fait d'elle un bouc émissaire dans cette affaire.

(Translation of “scapegoat” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

scapegoat

noun /ˈskeipɡəut/

a person who is blamed or punished for the mistakes of others

bouc émissaire
The manager of the football team was made a scapegoat for the team’s failure, and was forced to resign.

(Translation of “scapegoat” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)