Origin and Etymology of dupe
First Known Use: 1681See Words from the same year
Examples of dupe in a Sentence
They duped her out of $300.
we were duped into thinking the dummy was a real alien
Synonymsbamboozle, beguile, bluff, buffalo, burn, catch, con, cozen, delude, deceive, fake out, fool, gaff, gammon, gull, have, have on [chiefly British], hoax, hoodwink, hornswoggle, humbug, juggle, misguide, misinform, mislead, snooker, snow, spoof, string along, sucker, suck in, take in, trick
Related Wordskid, put on, tease; bleed, cheat, chisel, defraud, diddle, euchre, flam, fleece, gyp, hustle, mulct, rook, shortchange, skin, squeeze, stick, sting, swindle
Near Antonymsdebunk, expose, reveal, show up, uncloak, uncover, unmask; disclose, divulge, tell, unveil; disabuse, disenchant, disillusion
First Known Use of dupe
DUPE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dupe for English Language Learners
: to deceive or trick (someone) into believing or doing something
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