(noun, verb)


1. someone who is punished for the errors of others

Definition categories: person, victim

Sentences with scapegoat as a noun:

- He is making me a scapegoat.


1. (transitive) To punish someone for the error or errors of someone else; to make a scapegoat of.

- Don't scapegoat me for your mistake.

2. (transitive) To blame something for the problems of a given society without evidence to back up the claim.