Meaning of scapegoat
Pronunciation: (skāp'gōt"), [key]
- a person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place.
- a goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head. Lev. 16:8,10,26.
- to make a scapegoat of: Strike leaders tried to scapegoat foreign competitors.
- scapegoat (Thesaurus)