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dupery

[doo-puh-ree, dyoo-]
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noun, plural dup·er·ies for 1.
  1. an act, practice, or instance of duping.
  2. the state of one who is duped.
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Origin of dupery

From the French word duperie, dating back to 1750–60. See dupe1, -ery
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Examples from the Web for dupery

Historical Examples

  • And between ourselves what dupery there is in science, how it narrows our horizon!

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete

    Emile Zola

  • People like to be plundered in company; dupery then grows into the spirit of party.

    Tomlinsoniana

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • His Eminence the Cardinal Savelli was angry enough at the dupery which had been practised on him.

  • Fleetwood's wrath with his position warned him against the dupery of any such alcove thoughts.

  • He would surely be credited with the dupery, and he now reckoned his time for activity short.

    Back o' the Moon

    Oliver Onions