Meaning of “patsy” in the English Dictionary

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"patsy" in British English

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patsynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpæt.si/ us /ˈpæt.si/ US slang

a person who it is easy to cheat or make suffer

(Definition of “patsy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"patsy" in American English

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patsynoun [ C ]

us /ˈpæt·si/ slang

a person who is easily cheated or made to suffer:

He claimed he was a patsy being framed by the police.

(Definition of “patsy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)