Simple Definition of patsy
: a foolish person who is easily tricked or cheated
Full Definition of patsyplural
: a person who is easily manipulated or victimized : pushover
Examples of patsy in a sentence
They treated us like a bunch of patsies.
<an Internet newbie who's the perfect patsy for a cyber scam>
Origin and Etymology of patsy
perhaps from Italian pazzo fool
First Known Use: 1903
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