Verboticism: Escapegoat

'I just got off the phone with my mother!'

DEFINITION: v. To take the frustration and anger you receive from one person and redirect it towards another person, usually of lower status. n. An act of aggression directed towards an individual or object that was not the source of provocation.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: es kayp gote

Sentence: When Cheryl's mother got on her back and made her angry, Cheryl tended to make her boyfriend Mark her escapegoat. Afterall, he did not have the smart comebacks her Mom did.

Etymology: Escape (an avoidance of danger or difficulty)& Scapegoat (someone punished for the errors of others)

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