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Scapegoat

clipping; compounding; noun
Someone who is selected to receive all the blame. Usually to protect a larger, more important figurehead. The scapegoat is persecuted for any and all crimes.
 
Lets choose the assistance to be the scapegoat. Nobody cares about him anyway.
Etymology : A compounding of escape and goat. The escape is clipped to scape. A goat is often seen as a victim.
Source : 2006. An episode of 24, a television show.
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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