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
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In addition to getting patsy annual rival Tennessee on the Most Boring Third Saturday in October, the Crimson Tide have the good fortune of hosting Missouri.
The move to the College Football Playoff in 2014 has quickly prompted teams with big ambitions to wean themselves off the longtime habit of scheduling patsies for pre-conference games.
The same Oregon program that racked up a bunch of points against the patsies at Southern Utah, Nebraska and Wyoming to start the season has now, in successive weeks, managed 10 points and 7 points.
Iowa’s defense wasn’t designed to play the role of a patsy for the Josh Allen Hype Train, but the physical Hawkeyes provided an NFL-like barometer for the popular quarterback.
While the Angels won four of their six games against the Yankees this season, no team has played the patsy for the Yankees over the last two decades like the Twins have.
The difference is that Horton was a pachyderm patsy, snookered into pro bono egg-tending by a ne’er-do-well bird, while Glennon will make a cool $16 million this year.
And yet, even as Trump seems determined to play the role of Putin fanboy and patsy, what is striking is how little the Russians have actively gotten from his administration.
But this does not mean that the U.S. should play the patsy time and again, which was the Obama policy.
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Origin and Etymology of patsy
First Known Use: 1899See Words from the same year
Synonymschump, gull, mug [chiefly British], 1dupe, pigeon, pushover, sap, soft touch, sucker, tool
Related Wordscat's-paw, mark, target, victim; schlemiel (also shlemiel); butt, derision, laughingstock, mock, mockery; booby, dodo, fool, goose, half-wit, jackass, lunatic, monkey, nincompoop, ninny, nitwit, simp, simpleton, turkey, yo-yo; loser; blockhead, cretin, dolt, dope, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, idiot, imbecile, moron, schlub (also shlub) [slang], schlump [slang], schnook [slang]
Near Antonymscheat, cheater, confidence man, cozener, defrauder, dodger, hoaxer, shark, sharper, slicker, swindler, trickster
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