/ (ˈdʌpɪ) /
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noun plural -pies
Caribbean a spirit or ghost
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Word Origin for duppy
C18: probably of African origin
Words nearby duppy
duplicident, duplicitous, duplicity, dupondius, DuPont, duppy, du Pré, Duque de Caxias, Duquesne, Du Quoin, dur
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How to use duppy in a sentence
Cubina, less given to superstitious inclinings, only for a moment permitted himself to be mystified with the idea of a “Duppy.”
One kind of duppy is a mermaid—but I can find no indication that she came from Africa.
Every Duppy walks two feet above the ground, floating in the air.
If it is a very bad Duppy, it makes the place where it is unbearably hot.
If not a human being, it must be a “duppy, or de debbil hisself!”