Translation of "scapegoat" - English-Russian dictionary

scapegoat

noun [ C ] uk us /ˈskeɪpɡəʊt/

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)