Definition of fall guy
: scapegoat a fall guy for his boss's errors
Examples of fall guy in a sentence
His lawyers will argue that he was set up as a fall guy for crimes he had no part in.
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
First Known Use of fall guy
FALL GUY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fall guy for English Language Learners
: a person who is blamed for something done by others
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