(Sports) A player who is available to replace another if the need arises, and who may or may not actually do so.
The act of offering the life of a person or animal, or some object, in propitiation of or homage to a deity
A person who is easily deceived or is used to carry out the designs of another.
One who is harmed or killed by another, especially by someone committing a criminal or unlawful act:
The larger or thicker end of an object:
(Historical) A boy brought up together with a young prince and required to take the punishment for the latter's misdeeds
(Informal, derogatory) A person who is taken advantage of, especially by being cheated or blamed for something.
(Archaic) A reason or basis for praise
Find another word for scapegoat. In this page you can discover 10 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for scapegoat, like: substitute, sacrifice, dupe, victim, butt, fall guy, whipping boy, goat, patsy and praise.