a person who is easily swindled, deceived, coerced, persuaded, etc.; sucker.
a person upon whom the blame for something falls; scapegoat; fall guy.
a person who is the object of a joke, ridicule, or the like.
How to use patsy in a sentence
patsy McGarry is the Religious Affairs Correspondent for The Irish Times.Ireland’s ‘Mother and Baby Home’ Horror Goes Beyond Tuam’s Dead Infants | Patsy McGarry | June 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Matt Bevin is a Louisville businessman and Tea Party favorite who sees the five-term senator as a patsy and a squish.
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“Mom, you ought to write to Senator Helms about Mark,” patsy Clarke quotes Judy as saying.Judy Clarke, the Defense Lawyer Appointed to Defend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev | Michael Daly | May 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
patsy Cline singing the devastating “I Fall to Pieces” before dying in a plane crash at the age of 30.
It made me smile to remember how mature patsy had been when I meekly ran her errands and gladly wore her yoke in the old days.
I joined the group and through a window beheld patsy in animated conversation with what women could crowd inside.
“But the boys only wanted patsy to see how the Injuns git ready for war,” defended Mrs. Davis.
patsy had dismissed me, and there was scarcely room for me without my presence giving her annoyance.
Perhaps patsy was the first white woman she had seen whose freshness suggested her own youth.
British Dictionary definitions for patsy
a person who is easily cheated, victimized, etc
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