someone who is unjustly made to bear the blame for others
After the party lost the election, the party president was fired, but many believed that he had been unjustly made the scapegoat for a failure that was the responsibility of many.
Scape+goat - Scape sounds like Escape - That is when you escape from your wrong doings and put the blame on others, thereby making them the scapegoats. 'goat' from scapegoat is nothing but the famous word 'bakra' in hindi from mtv bakra!! also remember! " bali ka bakara" Remember! " bali ka bakara": this is a person who is made a scape goat or fall guy.