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dupe

noun \ ˈdüp also ˈdyüp \

Definition of dupe

: one that is easily deceived or cheated : fool

Origin and Etymology of dupe

French, from Middle French duppe, probably alteration of huppe hoopoe


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dupe

verb

Definition of dupe

duped; duping
transitive verb
: to deceive or cheat easily : to make a dupe (see 1dupe) of
  • was duped into buying a counterfeit

duper

noun

Examples of dupe in a Sentence

  1. They duped her out of $300.

  2. we were duped into thinking the dummy was a real alien

Origin and Etymology of dupe

see 1dupe


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dupe

noun

Definition of dupe

dupe

verb

First Known Use of dupe

circa 1900


DUPE Defined for English Language Learners

dupe

verb

Definition of dupe for English Language Learners

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


DUPE Defined for Kids

1

dupe

noun \ ˈdüp , ˈdyüp \

Definition of dupe for Students

: a person who has been or is easily deceived or cheated

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dupe

verb

Definition of dupe for Students

duped; duping
: 2trick
  • Don't be duped into giving them money.


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