- 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
Examples from the Web for duper
The Beau tried to preserve his dignity, and throw over his duper, but in vain.The Wits and Beaux of Society
Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
Come to find out it was the proprietor's wife, Mrs. Duper, an old mexican lady, who had been watching our maneuvers.A Texas Cow Boy
Chas. A. Siringo
As a dupe was shown above, now the duper is signified, by Fig. 110.
- 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 duper
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.