the goat

Definition of the goat

US
:a person who is blamed for a loss or failure
  • In the last inning, a home run can make you the hero, and a strikeout can make you the goat.

Word by Word Definitions

goat play
  1. : any of various hollow-horned ruminant mammals (especially of the genus Capra) related to the sheep but of lighter build and with backwardly arching horns, a short tail, and usually straight hair

  2. : capricorn

  3. : a licentious man : lecher


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