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pat·sy

 (păt′sē)
n. pl. pat·sies Slang
A person easily taken advantage of, cheated, blamed, or ridiculed.

[Perhaps from Italian pazzo, fool, from Old Italian paccio.]

patsy

(ˈpætsɪ)
n, pl -sies
1. a person who is easily cheated, victimized, etc
2. a scapegoat
[C20: of unknown origin]

pat•sy

(ˈpæt si)

n., pl. -sies. Slang.
1. a person who is easily swindled or manipulated.
[1900–05, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patsy - a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage ofpatsy - a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
dupe, victim - a person who is tricked or swindled

patsy

noun
1. Slang. A person who is easily deceived or victimized:
Informal: sucker.
Chiefly British: mug.
2. Slang. One who is made an object of blame:
Slang: fall guy.
Translations

patsy

[ˈpætsɪ] N (US) → bobo/a m/f, primo m

patsy

[ˈpætsi] n (US) (= mug) → pigeon m

patsy

n (US inf) (= scapegoat)Sündenbock m; (= easy victim)Leichtgläubige(r) mf; (= weak man)Schlappschwanz m (inf), → Schwächling m