- n. 懦夫（复数patsies）；容易受骗的人
- n. (Patsy)人名；(英)帕齐(男子教名 Patrick 的昵称)
词源不详，可能来自常见人名Pat 或Paddy,爱尔兰佬，Patrick 的昵称。引申词义笨蛋，傻瓜， 替罪羊。
- patsy (n.)
- "fall guy, victim of a deception," 1903, of uncertain origin, possibly an alteration of Italian pazzo "madman" (see patch (n.2)), or south Italian dialectal paccio "fool." Another theory traces it to Patsy Bolivar, character created by Billy B. Van in an 1890s vaudeville skit who was blamed whenever anything went wrong.
"Poor Rogers," Vincent said, still smiling, "he is always the 'Patsy Bolivar' of the school."
"Yes," Frank answered, "if there are any mistakes to be made or trouble to fall into, Rogers seems to be always the victim." ["Anthony Yorke," "A College Boy," 1899]
- 1. Patsy had to clench her jaw to suppress her anger.
- 2. Patsy could hardly be heard above the baby's yowls.
- 3. "Now watch it, Patsy," the Sergeant told her.
- 4. Davis was nobody's patsy.
- 5. Patsy keeps asking every day when you'll be back.
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