Meaning of “scapegoating” in the English Dictionary

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"scapegoating" in British English

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scapegoatingnoun [ U ]

/ˈskeɪp.ɡəʊ.tɪŋ/ /-ɡoʊ.t̬ɪŋ/

the act of blaming a person or group for something bad that has happened or that someone else has done:

the scapegoating of immigrants for the country's economic problems

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

"scapegoating" in Business English

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scapegoatingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈskeɪpɡəʊtɪŋ/ us

the act of blaming a person or thing for something bad that someone else has done:

He criticised the scapegoating of a religious minority for America's recent economic failures.

(Definition of “scapegoating” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)