dupery

noun dup·ery \ ˈdü-pə-rē also ˈdyü- \

Definition of dupery

plural duperies
1 : the condition of being duped
2 : the act or practice of duping

Examples of dupery in a Sentence

  1. accusations of widespread dupery in the mortgage business

First Known Use of dupery

1759

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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