Translation of "scapegoat" - English-Russian dictionary

scapegoat

noun [ C ] uk /ˈskeɪpɡəʊt/ us

someone who is blamed for a bad situation, although they have not caused it

козел отпущения
He was made / a scapegoat for the disaster.

(Translation of “scapegoat” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)