Definition of scapegoat:
reprimand, the guilty party, goat, dead duck, praise, find fault with, whipping boy, fair game, put down, blame, fall guy, denigrate, rebuke, criticize, patsy, punching bag, target, deride, have someone to thank (for something), reproach, remonstrate.
- "Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush", Ian Maclaren.
- "Paris From the "Three Cities"", Emile Zola.
- "The Man-Wolf and Other Tales", Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian.