2. [syn: victim, dupe]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Victim \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
4. Hence, one who is duped, or cheated; a dupe; a gull.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse
2: a person who is tricked or swindled [syn: victim, dupe]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
85 Moby Thesaurus words for "victim":
also-ran, babe, beasts of venery, big game, boob, booby, butt,
byword, byword of reproach, casualty, chump, cinch,
credulous person, cull, defeatee, derision, duck, dupe, easy mark,
easy pickings, fair game, fall guy, figure of fun, fish, fool,
game, game loser, gazingstock, goat, gobe-mouches, good loser,
good sport, greener, greenhorn, greeny, gudgeon, gull,
hard-luck guy, hardcase, innocent, jest, jestingstock, joke, kill,
laughingstock, leadpipe cinch, loser, mark, martyr, mockery,
monkey, object of compassion, offering, patsy, pigeon, plaything,
poor devil, poor unfortunate, prey, prize sap, pushover, quarry,
sacrifice, sad sack, sap, saphead, scapegoat, schlemiel,
schlimazel, sitting duck, sport, stock, stooge, sucker, sufferer,
sure loser, target, the hunted, the vanquished, toy, trusting soul,
underdog, unfortunate, venery, wretch