dup·​ery ˈdü-pə-rē How to pronounce dupery (audio)
 also  ˈdyü-
plural duperies
: the condition of being duped
: the act or practice of duping

Examples of dupery in a Sentence

a bank facing accusations of widespread dupery in the mortgage business

Word History

First Known Use

1759, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dupery was in 1759

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Cite this Entry

“Dupery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dupery. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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