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whip'ping boy"




1. a person who is made to bear the blame for another's mistake; scapegoat.
2. (formerly) a boy educated along with and taking punishment in place of a young prince or nobleman.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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