Definition of patsy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpatsi/

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.

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