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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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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 October 01, 2016
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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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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 perfect sister, always there for you no matter what. The best friend any one person could ever possibly have. Someone who would lay down their life for you without hesitation. An all around wonderful person!
Patsy= great personality; fun to be around; wonderfully talented.
by BWV February 04, 2010
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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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word replacing man, dude, guy or any other word as such
That is one cool patsy
Hey patsy, what's up?
by Alex Hartley January 13, 2007
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