Translation of "scapegoat" - English-Spanish dictionary

scapegoat

noun uk /ˈskeɪp.ɡəʊt/ us /-ɡoʊt/

a person who is blamed for something that someone else has done

chivo expiatorio
The captain was made a scapegoat for the team’s failure.

(Translation of “scapegoat” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

scapegoat

noun /ˈskeipɡəut/

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

cabeza de turco, chivo expiatorio
The manager of the football/soccer team was made a scapegoat for the team’s failure, and was forced to resign.

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