- a person who is easily deceived or fooled; gull.
- a person who unquestioningly or unwittingly serves a cause or another person: a dupe of the opponents.
- to make a dupe of; deceive; delude; trick.
Origin of dupe1
- to duplicate.
Origin of dupe2
Examples from the Web for dupe
It was a beautified camp the Nazis used to dupe international visitors and officials.How Do You Write About the Holocaust?
May 5, 2013
Anyone who disagreed with their thinking, including fellow Republicans, was a traitor, or a liar, or a dupe.Republicans Allowed Karl Rove to Mislead Them Again
November 17, 2012
Steven decided to dupe his doctor when he returned from his elite boarding school exhausted by the intense competition there.Faking ADHD Gets You Into Harvard
January 25, 2012
But they apparently rejected the idea that Rana remained a dupe once the carnage in India had happened.Chicago Trial's Explosive Revelations
June 10, 2011
Mrs. Luttridge will look upon him as her dupe, and make him such.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
It consists in locating and exploiting the organ that one is a dupe with.The Devil's Dictionary
If she fell, should he not save his friend from being the dupe of an artful intriguante?Calderon The Courtier
One cannot even say that "her head is the dupe of her heart," since she has no heart.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
In order to dupe the old man, he pretended to be in bad health.A Zola Dictionary
J. G. Patterson
- a person who is easily deceived
- a person who unwittingly serves as the tool of another person or power
- (tr) to deceive, esp by trickery; make a dupe or tool of; cheat; fool
Word Origin and History for dupe
1680s, from French dupe "deceived person," from Middle French duppe (early 15c.), thieves' jargon, perhaps from phrase de huppe "of the hoopoe," an extravagantly crested and reputedly stupid bird.
1704, from dupe (n.). Related: Duped; duping.