noun (plural patsies)informal , chiefly North American
A person who is easily taken advantage of, especially by being cheated or blamed for something: the blonde was drop-dead gorgeous but she was nobody’s patsy
More example sentences
- Mapes thereby revealed herself to be a patsy, a mark, a victim of the Big Con.
- The average guy who buys a mutual fund is not an investor at all; he's a chump, a patsy, a schmuck.
- A well-dressed man virtually fed the victim to the mob, then escaped, and Marquez wonders if the supposed assassin was really an innocent patsy.
early 20th century: of unknown origin.
Definition of patsy in:
- The US English dictionary