Definitions for: Victim


[n] an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
[n] a person who is tricked or swindled



Webster (1913) Definition: Vic"tim, n. [L. victima: cf. F. victime.]
1. A living being sacrificed to some deity, or in the
performance of a religious rite; a creature immolated, or
made an offering of.

Led like a victim, to my death I'll go. --Dryden.

2. A person or thing destroyed or sacrificed in the pursuit
of an object, or in gratification of a passion; as, a
victim to jealousy, lust, or ambition.

3. A person or living creature destroyed by, or suffering
grievous injury from, another, from fortune or from
accident; as, the victim of a defaulter; the victim of a
railroad accident.

4. Hence, one who is duped, or cheated; a dupe; a gull.
[Colloq.]

Synonyms: dupe

See Also: butt, casualty, chump, easy mark, fair game, fall guy, fool, goat, gull, human, hunted person, individual, injured party, lamb, laughingstock, mark, martyr, mortal, mug, muggee, murderee, patsy, person, poor devil, prey, quarry, scapegoat, schlemiel, shlemiel, sitting duck, soft touch, somebody, someone, soul, stooge, sucker, sufferer, target, unfortunate, unfortunate person, whipping boy, wretch

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