Dictionary

dupe

1dupe

noun \ˈdüp also ˈdyüp\

Definition of DUPE

:  one that is easily deceived or cheated :  fool

Origin of DUPE

French, from Middle French duppe, probably alteration of huppe hoopoe
First Known Use: 1681

2dupe

verb

: to deceive or trick (someone) into believing or doing something

dupeddup·ing

Full Definition of DUPE

transitive verb
:  to make a dupe of
dup·er noun

Examples of DUPE

  1. They duped her out of $300.
  2. <we were duped into thinking the dummy was a real alien>

First Known Use of DUPE

1704

3dupe

noun

Definition of DUPE

:  duplicate
dupe verb

First Known Use of DUPE

circa 1900

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: duperyPrevious Word in the Dictionary: dupableAll Words Near: dupe
March 06, 2015
eolian Hear it
Deposited, produced, or eroded by wind
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears