noun \ˈpat-sē\

: a foolish person who is easily tricked or cheated

plural pat·sies

Full Definition of PATSY

:  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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