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fall guy

noun

Simple Definition of fall guy

  • : a person who is blamed for something done by others

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fall guy

  1. :  scapegoat <a fall guy for his boss's errors>

Examples of fall guy in a sentence

  1. His lawyers will argue that he was set up as a fall guy for crimes he had no part in.

  2. <the sandlot ball players wanted the littlest kid to be the fall guy for the broken window, figuring that he'd have the best chance of escaping punishment>



1904

First Known Use of fall guy

1904



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