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(n.) A scapegoat is an event person or object that is used to lay the blame on for all that goes wrong, regardless of the contributions of others. This will usually carry on until the scapegoat has gone, or has managed to successfully defend itself against the arguements presented to it.

The word comes from Judaism. During mass reconciliation the rabbi would bring a goat to the alter. The sins of the people would be absorbed into the goat, and it would then be killed, its' blood staining the alter until cleansed. This is what Jesus Christ reflected in his crucifixion, being a scapegoat.


(v.) to make the scapegoat
I will not be made a scapegoat.


To be a scapegoat is to take heat.


Scapegoat was often burned, but sometimes the poor stole it and ate it.
додав Kung-Fu Jesus 06 Червня 2004
contrary to popular belief, this is actually a goat who is trained in the art of escapology.
Man, I tried locking my friends goat in a box but it turns out it was a scapegoat
#goat #scape #escapology #billy #escape
додав Joe Corkill 01 Квітня 2007
<n>
person, or group of people, used to call blame upon.
Nativists used immigrants as scape goats for explain the problems of America in the 19th Century.
#black sheep #blame #take out on #discriminate #discrimination
додав Rob Michael 29 Вересня 2005
Scapegoat is when: The Repubilcans can't fix a problem and blame it on non-christians (Iraq)

When parents are too lazy to raise their kids and blame videogames, rap music, etc. to hide the fact that they have poor parenting skills
Episode of Family: When people are protesting, Adam West uses his Political Diversions List. It reads: Outlaw Flag Burning, Use Escape Pod, Scapegoat the Jews, Suicide, Scapegoat the Blacks, Scapegoat the French, Scapegoat the Jews again (Call them New Yorkers), start a war, and Jingle Keys. He chooses "Jingle Keys
#republicans #iraq #blame #new yorkers #blacks
додав Da Master K 16 Липня 2006
noun: Any car exceeding the speed limit or driving recklessly, whose speed you match with your car while maintaining a reasonable distance behind them. The idea is that the Scape Goat will get caught in any speed trap up ahead, and you'll have time to react, slow down, and continue on your way. Doing this is called Scape Goating.
"That guy's going pretty fast... I'm going to let him get a little further ahead of me, and then I'll speed up and use him as a Scape Goat."
#scape #goating #rabbit #speeding #cars
додав Jace555 04 Травня 2009
Person or Persons to lay blame upon when something goes wrong
Daniel: uh oh, I have just deleted a database off the server
Gareth: Quick we need a scape goat!
Daniel: I know lets blame Lee and say he did it.
#scape goat #blame #scapegoat #blame game #fault
додав DanTMan 08 Грудня 2009
A poor attempt by liberals to blame everyone else of their own mistakes, especially gangbangers who live off the system.
Hi, my name is Da MasterBate and me and my posse of scapegoaters is here at da social security office fo uz check.
#liberals #dumb #freeloaders #waste-of-life #can't get ahead on own means
додав Chuck McDugen 11 Січня 2009
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