Simple Definition of whipping boy
: someone or something that often is blamed for problems caused by other people
Full Definition of whipping boy
1 : a boy formerly educated with a prince and punished in his stead
2 : scapegoat 2
Examples of whipping boy in a sentence
<used the government's economic policies as the whipping boy for every bad decision the company made>
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