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What's the meaning and origin of the word 'Scapegoat'?


Mar 12, 2007 ... But it was Tyndale who coined the term scapegoat, or scapegoote as ... Merriam- Webster Collegiate Dictionary; Carver's History of English In Its ...


A "scapegoat" was originally a goat driven off into the wilderness as part of the ceremonies of the Day of Atonement in Judaism. The idea was that the goat, ...


Scapegoat definition, a person or group made to bear the blame for others or to ... Strike leaders tried to scapegoat foreign competitors. Origin of scapegoat


Meaning: "goat sent into the wilderness on the Day of Atonement, symbolic bearer of the sins of the people," coined by Tyndale from… See more.


The use of scapegoats has a long and varied history involving many kinds of animals, as well as human beings. In ancient Greece, human scapegoats ...


Jan 19, 2009 ... What is a "scapegoat" and what is the origin of that word? The word scapegoat has two meanings. The most common is "one that bears the ...


The History of scapegoat. Scapegoat has a fascinating history. Today the word is used to refer to one who is wrongly blamed for something, but it originated with ...