A person who is left with the blame for a crime, regardless of whether they were involved or not. Generally a lowly mob member who has to take the blame to protect their boss. Used in Film Noir book and movies.
Mugsy was the fall guy for the murder, and received a big payout when he got out of jail.
by The Kuvasz October 27, 2007
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The one who is to blame for what goes wrong
Jim is the fallguy for that project.
by Jay Urbanski March 28, 2005
A person that takes all the blame for something when it goes wrong
Henry is our fall guy
by GiovanniRomero February 19, 2015