It denotes a "fall guy" and perhaps
derives from the nickname of a 1880's minstrel show character who was blamed
whenever something went wrong. What word is it?
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The word - perhaps - derives from the
name Patsy Bolivar, a character in an 1880's
minstrel show who is blamed whenever anything goes wrong.
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