patsy definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. patsies
☆ Slang a person easily imposed upon or victimized
Origin: probably altered (after Patsy, nickname for Patrick) ; from Italian pazzo, crazy
patsy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. pat·sies Slang
A person easily taken advantage of, cheated, blamed, or ridiculed.
Origin: Perhaps from Italian pazzo, fool, from Old Italian paccio.