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patsy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpatsypat‧sy /ˈpætsi/ noun (plural patsies) [countable] especially American English informal  TRICK/DECEIVEsomeone who is easily tricked or deceived, especially so that they take the blame for someone else’s crime
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patsyBut he did indeed run a patsy against Stratton in 1956.Others, especially politicians, say Daley promised Stratton that he would run a patsy against him in 1956.She was the victim of love: sticker and patsy for her own sloppy heart.They looked at him miserably-another patsy for the collection.He usually plays older brothers, blushing patsies, jumpy sidekicks, all-smiles Ivy Leaguers.In fact, the original patsy dropped out because of a scandal and was replaced by an even softer patsy.
PatsyPatsy  a character in the humorous British television programme absolutely fabulous, played by the actress Joanna lumley. Patsy Stone is an upper class woman and works for a fashion magazine but spends most of her time drinking alcohol, taking drugs, and shopping in expensive clothes shops.
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