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Meaning of patsy

pat•sy

Pronunciation: (pat'sē), [key]
— pl. -sies.
  1. a person who is easily swindled, deceived, coerced, persuaded, etc.; sucker.
  2. a person upon whom the blame for something falls; scapegoat; fall guy.
  3. a person who is the object of a joke, ridicule, or the like.

Pat•sy

Pronunciation: (pat'sē), [key]
— n.
  1. a male given name, form of Patrick.
  2. a female given name, form of Patricia.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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