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(n.) A scapegoat is an event person or object that is used to lay the blame on for all that goes wrong, regardless of the contributions of others. This will usually carry on until the scapegoat has gone, or has managed to successfully defend itself against the arguements presented to it.

The word comes from Judaism. During mass reconciliation the rabbi would bring a goat to the alter. The sins of the people would be absorbed into the goat, and it would then be killed, its' blood staining the alter until cleansed. This is what Jesus Christ reflected in his crucifixion, being a scapegoat.


(v.) to make the scapegoat
I will not be made a scapegoat.


To be a scapegoat is to take heat.


Scapegoat was often burned, but sometimes the poor stole it and ate it.
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Person or Persons to lay blame upon when something goes wrong
Daniel: uh oh, I have just deleted a database off the server
Gareth: Quick we need a scape goat!
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person, or group of people, used to call blame upon.
Nativists used immigrants as scape goats for explain the problems of America in the 19th Century.
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The second tab you have open while watching porn in case somebody walks in on you.
Oh cool, is that Reddit/TIFU, what are you looking at?
I don't know, this is just my scapegoat.
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contrary to popular belief, this is actually a goat who is trained in the art of escapology.
Man, I tried locking my friends goat in a box but it turns out it was a scapegoat
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