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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fall′ guy`*(n.)

  1. an easy victim.

    Category: Status (usage)

  2. a scapegoat.

    Category: Status (usage)

* Slang..

Origin of fall guy:

1905–10, Amer.

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

Wiktionary

  1. fall guy(Noun)

    one whom is gullible and easily duped

  2. fall guy(Noun)

    scapegoat

Freebase

  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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