[skeyp-goh-tiz-uh m]


the act or practice of assigning blame or failure to another, as to deflect attention or responsibility away from oneself.

Nearby words

  1. scanzoni's maneuver,
  2. scapa flow,
  3. scape,
  4. scape wheel,
  5. scapegoat,
  6. scapegrace,
  7. scapewheel,
  8. scapha,
  9. scapho-,
  10. scaphocephalic

Origin of scapegoatism

Also called scape·goat·ing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019