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dupe

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noun \ˈdüp also ˈdyüp\

Definition of dupe

  1. :  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


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dupe

verb

Simple Definition of dupe

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

Full Definition of dupe

dupeddup·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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>



1704

First Known Use of dupe

1704


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dupe

noun

Definition of dupe

dupe verb


Circa 1900

First Known Use of dupe

circa 1900



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