1

dupe

play
noun \ˈdüp also ˈdyüp\

Definition of dupe

  1. :  one that is easily deceived or cheated :  fool

Origin and Etymology of dupe

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


First Known Use: 1681


2

dupe

verb

Definition of dupe

duped

duping

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make a dupe of

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>

1704

First Known Use of dupe

1704


3

dupe

noun

Definition of dupe

dupe

verb

Circa 1900

First Known Use of dupe

circa 1900


DUPE Defined for English Language Learners


2

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

play
noun \ˈdüp, ˈdyüp\

Definition of dupe for Students

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


2

dupe

play
verb

Definition of dupe for Students

duped

duping

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dupe? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a harsh rebuke

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog-cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ