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patsy

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noun pat·sy \ˈpat-sē\

Simple Definition of patsy

  • : a foolish person who is easily tricked or cheated

Full Definition of patsy

plural pat·sies

  1. :  a person who is easily manipulated or victimized :  pushover

Examples of patsy

  1. They treated us like a bunch of patsies.

  2. <an Internet newbie who's the perfect patsy for a cyber scam>



Origin of patsy

perhaps from Italian pazzo fool


First Known Use: 1903


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