noun (plural patsies) Etymology: perhaps from Italian pazzo fool Date: 1903 a person who is easily manipulated or victimized ; pushover

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  • patsy — [[t]pæ̱tsi[/t]] patsies N COUNT (disapproval) If you describe someone as a patsy, you mean that they are rather stupid and are easily tricked by other people, or can be made to take the blame for other people s actions. [AM, INFORMAL] Davis was… …   English dictionary

  • patsy — UK [ˈpætsɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms patsy : singular patsy plural patsies mainly American informal 1) someone who is blamed for something that they did not do 2) someone who is stupid and can be tricked easily …   English dictionary

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