Definitions for: Dupe


[n] a person who is tricked or swindled
[v] fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dupe, n. [F., prob. from Prov. F. dupe, dube; of unknown
origin; equiv. to F. huppe hoopoe, a foolish bird, easily
caught. Cf. Armor. houp['e]rik hoopoe, a man easily deceived.
Cf. also Gull, Booby.]
One who has been deceived or who is easily deceived; a gull;
as, the dupe of a schemer.


Dupe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Duped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Duping.] [Cf. F. duper, fr. dupe. See Dupe, n.]
To deceive; to trick; to mislead by imposing on one's
credulity; to gull; as, dupe one by flattery.

Ne'er have I duped him with base counterfeits. --
Coleridge.

Synonyms: befool, cod, fool, gull, put on, put one across, put one over, slang, take in, victim

See Also: betray, butt, chump, deceive, easy mark, fall guy, fool, goat, gull, human, individual, kid, lamb, laughingstock, lead astray, mark, mortal, mug, patsy, person, pull the leg of, schlemiel, shlemiel, sitting duck, soft touch, somebody, someone, soul, stooge, sucker

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