- 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
Related Words for dupedbaffle, victimize, cheat, swindle, bamboozle, mislead, betray, deceive, hoodwink, defraud, delude, flimflam, hoax, rook, shaft, hornswoggle, outwit, gull, overreach, trick
Examples from the Web for duped
Contemporary Examples of duped
He was duped into silly offensive fouls when smaller men moved in behind him as he powered toward the basket.Shaq, Year One
Charles P. Pierce
May 24, 2014
If the women were duped, that consent can retroactively be denied.Marital Rape Ruling Highlights India’s Problem With Consent
May 18, 2014
One of his victims was Vegas singer Wayne Newton, who was one of the lucky ones since he was only duped out of $850.The Real Story and Lesson of the Abscam Sting in ‘American Hustle’
December 17, 2013
Indeed, that could be worse, if people decide to trust them, and then later realize they were duped.Internet Companies Deny They're Helping the NSA Collect User Data. Should We Believe Them?
June 7, 2013
This effect is inescapable, since we certainly didn't ask to be duped.The Big Idea: Why Forgeries Are Great Art
April 25, 2013
Historical Examples of duped
He was mortified beyond expression by the idea that he had been duped.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
It behooves me all the more to see to it that I am not duped in the end.Casanova's Homecoming
And are you, my dear friend, to be duped by this hackneyed word?Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
Fooled, duped, and laughed at after twenty years of hard service!Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
But more commonly there is calculation on both sides and both are duped.The Sexual Question
- 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 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.