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Meaning of DUPE

Pronunciation:  doop

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who is tricked or swindled
  2. [v]  fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"

DUPE is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: befool, cod, fool, gull, put on, put one across, put one over, slang, take in, victim
 See Also: betray, butt, chump, deceive, easy mark, fall guy, fool, goat, gull, human, individual, kid, lamb, laughingstock, lead astray, mark, mortal, mug, patsy, person, pull the leg of, schlemiel, shlemiel, sitting duck, soft touch, somebody, someone, soul, stooge, sucker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dupe\, n. [F., prob. from Prov. F. dupe, dube; of unknown
    origin; equiv. to F. huppe hoopoe, a foolish bird, easily
    caught. Cf. Armor. houp['e]rik hoopoe, a man easily deceived.
    Cf. also {Gull}, {Booby}.]
    One who has been deceived or who is easily deceived; a gull;
    as, the dupe of a schemer.
  2. \Dupe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Duped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Duping}.] [Cf. F. duper, fr. dupe. See {Dupe}, n.]
    To deceive; to trick; to mislead by imposing on one's
    credulity; to gull; as, dupe one by flattery.
          Ne'er have I duped him with base counterfeits. --
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