- 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 dupingpatsy, baffle, victimize, cheat, swindle, bamboozle, mislead, betray, deceive, hoodwink, defraud, delude, fool, sucker, fish, mark, victim, butt, chump, sap
Examples from the Web for duping
Contemporary Examples of duping
And this trend of duping and manipulating readers is becoming the unfortunate online news standard.Saving Us From Ourselves: The Anti-Clickbait Movement
July 14, 2014
Historical Examples of duping
I came to these people; I duped them—and gloried in duping them.The Mystics
Katherine Cecil Thurston
After duping others, she at length had become a greater dupe.Tales And Novels, Volume 2 (of 10)
This proposal, cleverly conceived, but foolishly communicated to me, shewed me that Veronique had not the talent of duping others.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
His name and his money, therefore, are mere tools in the hands of those who are duping him.
That you have simply been deceiving me, duping me—most cleverly as you thought, most foolishly as you will see.A Fair Mystery
Bertha M. Clay
- 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.