Definitions for fall guy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chump, fool, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug(noun)

    a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of


  1. fall guy(Noun)

    one whom is gullible and easily duped

  2. fall guy(Noun)



  1. Fall guy

    A fall guy is a person who is used as a scapegoat; someone who ends up taking the blame for the actions of another person or group. Someone placed in the position of fall guy is often referred to as someone who is "taking the fall." In the film industry, a fall guy is a form of stock character.

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  1. Chris Oprison:

    Sergeant Hutchins was out there to do his job, to execute his mission and to bring his men home alive, political and diplomatic pressure to make a fall guy on this case, right after Haditha, was palpable.

Translations for fall guy

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  • poire, pigeon, lampisteFrench
  • жок жерден күнөөлүүKyrgyz
  • козёл отпущенияRussian

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