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scapegoat

noun [C] uk   /ˈskeɪp.ɡəʊt/ us    /-ɡoʊt/
a person who is blamed for something that someone else has done: The captain was made a scapegoat for the team's failure.
Translations of “scapegoat”
in Spanish cabeza de turco, chivo expiatorio…
in French bouc émissaire…
in German der Sündenbock…
in Chinese (Traditional) 代罪羔羊, 代人受過的人…
in Russian козел отпущения…
in Turkish günah keçisi, şamar oğlan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 替罪羊, 代人受过的人…
in Polish kozioł ofiarny…
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