What does Patsy mean?

Definitions for Patsy
ˈpæt sipat·sy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chump, fool, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mugnoun

    a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of


  1. Patsynoun

    A diminutive of the female given name Patricia.

  2. Patsynoun

    A diminutive of the male given name Patrick.

  3. patsynoun

    A person who is taken advantage of, especially by being cheated or blamed for something.

  4. Etymology: The term dates back at least to the 1870s in the United States, close to the peak of Irish migration.


  1. Patsy

    Patsy is a given name often used as a diminutive of the feminine given name Patricia or sometimes the masculine name Patrick, or occasionally other names containing the syllable "Pat" (such as Cleopatra, Patience, or Patrice). Among Italian Americans, it is often used as a pet name for Pasquale.In older usage, Patsy was also a nickname for Martha or Matilda, following a common nicknaming pattern of changing an M to a P (such as in Margaret → Meg/Meggy → Peg/Peggy; and Molly → Polly) and adding a feminine suffix.President George Washington called his wife Martha "Patsy" in private correspondence. President Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter Martha was known by the nickname "Patsy", while his daughter Mary was called "Polly".

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  1. PATSY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Patsy is ranked #70833 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Patsy surname appeared 276 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Patsy.

    86.5% or 239 total occurrences were White.
    7.2% or 20 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.5% or 7 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Patsy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Patsy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Patsy in a Sentence

  1. Mac Wiseman:

    He and Patsy didn’t always agree on everything, but she loved him. And vice versa.

  2. Randy Credico:

    I am a decoy, the patsy to divert attention, or Roger Stone just didn't have one( an intermediary) and Roger Stone ego was too big to admit that.

  3. John Andrew:

    Lou was a true victim’s advocate, it wasn’t his job to protect John and Patsy Ramsey. His objective was to find the killer. This was a six-year-old girl who was killed on Christmas Day. We should answer for that.

  4. Patsy Stevenson:

    This has been happening for years and years with minority groups, and only when someone of a certain color or a certain look was arrested in that manner, like Patsy Stevenson, then certain people started to wake up to the idea of oh, hold on, this could happen to us.

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    weak or sickly person especially one morbidly concerned with his or her health
    • A. naiant
    • B. lacerate
    • C. usurious
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