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  1. whipping boynoun

    Synonyms:
    scapegoat

  2. whipping boynoun

    Someone punished for the errors of others.

    As the whipping boy, he must take the whippings for the royal heir, Prince Brat.

    Synonyms:
    scapegoat

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scapegoat, whipping boynoun

    someone who is punished for the errors of others

    Synonyms:
    scapegoat

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  1. Max Stern:

    We can not help but think it not coincidental that the decision by Yale University officials to seek expulsion of the captain of Yale University basketball team followed by little more than a month the report of the Association of American Universities( AAU) which was highly critical of the incidence of sexual assault on the Yale University campus, and the Yale University President's promise, in response, to' redouble our efforts,' from what appears, Jack Montague has been pilloried as a' whipping boy' for a campus problem that has galvanized national attention.

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  • PrügelknabeGerman
  • lampiste, pigeonFrench
  • козел отпущения, мальчик для битьяRussian
  • strykpojke, strykgosseSwedish

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