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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 and Etymology of dupe

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


First Known Use: 1681


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dupe

verb

Definition of dupe

duped

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duping

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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


First Known Use: 1704


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dupe

noun

Definition of dupe

dupe

verb

Circa 1900

First Known Use of dupe

circa 1900


DUPE Defined for English Language Learners


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dupe

verb

Definition of dupe for English Language Learners

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


DUPE Defined for Kids

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dupe

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noun \ˈdüp, ˈdyüp\

Definition of dupe for Students

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


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dupe

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verb

Definition of dupe for Students

duped

duping

  1. :  2trick <Don't be duped into giving them money.>



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