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scapegoat. red herring. person accused of a something as a cover for a bigger more elaborate crime.
by s: October 19, 2004
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by James Messina August 11, 2006
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American slang for a gullible and weak-minded person. A patsy is a fool, usually a person that has good intentions but is deceived easily. The term originated when Irish immigrants came over to the USA, during the potato famine in the 19th century. (i.e. patsy = St. Patrick) and loads of Irish people entering the working class, were easily gullible and duped by Americans crooks/fraudsters when they settled there. Another term that isn't used very much and is more rare is, "paddy". Americans were mostly Protestants too, so calling Irish people patsy was more insulting of their Catholicism than their actual ethnicity.

It is no longer derogatory against just Irish people or religion in the USA, and is now usually used in modern society by American dads to scold their sons. It's almost like saying "Don't be a gullible pussy".
Snake Oil Sellsman: hahahaha! Those damned patsy's were duped again by our quack cures, and making us richer. It's a good thing they decided to come here, trying to take the easy way out, instead of staying in Ireland.
by Charmouche September 28, 2016
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Slang for a line. Usually cocaine. Originates from Patsy Cline. Used mostly in Liverpool.
"Lets go for a quick Patsy"
by Gazbags January 21, 2010
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The guy that always takes the fall! A loser!! The nice guy that finishes last everytime...
Also used when describing a weak minded man who lets his girlfriend/ wife walk all over him.
"Baz is such patsy, he's taken her back again even though she sucked that guys cock!" "yeah man, proper patsy"
by michael kavanagh March 21, 2005
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A person who is cheated, victimized, or made the butt of a joke (AHD). Origin unknown
He thought he was in on playing the practical joke, but it turned out he was a just big patsy.
by Kate Herrick January 25, 2005
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She is a beautiful person inside and out. She'll make you laugh till you run out of breath. She is often random and rowdy but you can't help but love her anyways.Often straying from the normal things in life she likes to think outside the box, and often does. She sees things unlike any other person you will ever meet because her mind is so complex. She doesn't see things in black and white and never gives a fuck what people think of her. Although she's extremely smart she'll make you find it out for yourself, meaning you should never get on her bad side. If you make this girl angry she'll make you're life a living hell because she never losses a fight. never. Despite that she's all together a really nice person and has many friends. Everybody loves her. She's a great best friend and an amazing lover.
by hellomaryjane February 09, 2019
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