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.
- dup·a·ble, adjective
- dup·a·bil·i·ty [doo-puh-bil-i-tee, dyoo-], /ˌdu pəˈbɪl ɪ ti, ˌdyu-/, noun
- dup·er, noun
- un·dup·a·ble, adjective
Other definitions for dupe (2 of 2)
a duplicate picture negative used for making additional release prints or for making special effects to be inserted in the release negative.
the procedure for producing such a duplicate.
Television. a duplicate videotape obtained by electronic printing of the original videotape.
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How to use dupe in a sentence
Wohl and Burkman also duped The Washington Post last year, when the pair staged a fake FBI raid that The Post briefly reported on, then removed.FCC proposes record $5 million fine against Jacob Wohl, Jack Burkman for election robocalls | Rachel Lerman | August 24, 2021 | Washington Post
It is insulting to suggest that they are mere dupes or tools.Supreme Court gives another big green light to GOP voting restrictions | Aaron Blake | July 1, 2021 | Washington Post
“I understand, sir,” said Young, an MBA graduate who has said he felt “duped” by the Oath Keepers and whose sister has also been charged after signing up with the group.
However, we are less inclined to accept being duped into voting a certain way by big tech social media forces.To What Extent Are We Ruled by Unconscious Forces? | Magda Osman | May 31, 2021 | Singularity Hub
The males co-opted by the fungus also flick their wings like females to dupe other males into attempting sex.A fungus could turn some cicadas into sex-crazed ‘salt shakers of death’ | Marisa Iati | May 19, 2021 | Washington Post
It was a beautified camp the Nazis used to dupe international visitors and officials.
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 | Matt Latimer | November 17, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Steven decided to dupe his doctor when he returned from his elite boarding school exhausted by the intense competition there.
But they apparently rejected the idea that Rana remained a dupe once the carnage in India had happened.
Parker would dupe customers into buying polyester sweaters he claimed were 100 percent cashmere, then gloat about how easy it was.
But Mr. Howard, dupe or rogue, was extremely busy in publishing to the world the particulars of this extraordinary case.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
He knows when a sentiment is simple and when it is complex, when the heart is a dupe of the mind and when of the senses.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
Had my spirit really been transported to the planet Mars, or had I been the dupe of a purely imaginary illusion?Urania | Camille Flammarion
He imagined himself the dupe of one of those mirages which he had more than once beheld when in his dreamy moods.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
Whoever does not know this and is a Socialist, that man is merely one of the herd or he is a dupe.The New Society | Walther Rathenau
British Dictionary definitions for dupe
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
- dupable, adjective
- dupability, noun
- duper, noun
- dupery, noun
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