1. someone who is punished for the errors of others
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.