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dupe

 (do͞op, dyo͞op)
n.
A person who is easily deceived or is used to carry out the designs of another.
tr.v. duped, dup·ing, dupes
To deceive (an unwary person). See Synonyms at deceive.

[French, from Old French, probably alteration of huppe, hoopoe (from the bird's somewhat foolish appearance); see hoopoe.]

dup′a·bil′i·ty n.
dup′a·ble adj.
dup′er n.

dupe

(djuːp)
n
1. a person who is easily deceived
2. a person who unwittingly serves as the tool of another person or power
vb
(tr) to deceive, esp by trickery; make a dupe or tool of; cheat; fool
[C17: from French, from Old French duppe, contraction of de huppe of (a) hoopoe (from Latin upupa); from the bird's reputation for extreme stupidity]
ˈdupable adj
ˌdupaˈbility n
ˈduper n
ˈdupery n

dupe

(dup, dyup)

n., v. duped, dup•ing. n.
1. a person who is easily deceived or fooled; gull.
2. a person who unquestioningly or unwittingly serves a cause or another person.
v.t.
3. to make a dupe of; deceive; delude; trick.
[1675–85; < French; Middle French duppe for *(tête) d'uppe hoopoe's head, i.e., fool (compare tête de fou)]
dup′a•ble, adj.
dup`a•bil′i•ty, n.
dup′er, n.

dupe


Past participle: duped
Gerund: duping

Imperative
dupe
dupe
Present
I dupe
you dupe
he/she/it dupes
we dupe
you dupe
they dupe
Preterite
I duped
you duped
he/she/it duped
we duped
you duped
they duped
Present Continuous
I am duping
you are duping
he/she/it is duping
we are duping
you are duping
they are duping
Present Perfect
I have duped
you have duped
he/she/it has duped
we have duped
you have duped
they have duped
Past Continuous
I was duping
you were duping
he/she/it was duping
we were duping
you were duping
they were duping
Past Perfect
I had duped
you had duped
he/she/it had duped
we had duped
you had duped
they had duped
Future
I will dupe
you will dupe
he/she/it will dupe
we will dupe
you will dupe
they will dupe
Future Perfect
I will have duped
you will have duped
he/she/it will have duped
we will have duped
you will have duped
they will have duped
Future Continuous
I will be duping
you will be duping
he/she/it will be duping
we will be duping
you will be duping
they will be duping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been duping
you have been duping
he/she/it has been duping
we have been duping
you have been duping
they have been duping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been duping
you will have been duping
he/she/it will have been duping
we will have been duping
you will have been duping
they will have been duping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been duping
you had been duping
he/she/it had been duping
we had been duping
you had been duping
they had been duping
Conditional
I would dupe
you would dupe
he/she/it would dupe
we would dupe
you would dupe
they would dupe
Past Conditional
I would have duped
you would have duped
he/she/it would have duped
we would have duped
you would have duped
they would have duped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dupe - a person who is tricked or swindleddupe - a person who is tricked or swindled
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
laughingstock, stooge, goat, butt - a victim of ridicule or pranks
chump, fall guy, gull, patsy, soft touch, sucker, mug, fool, mark - a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
lamb - a person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters)
easy mark, sitting duck - a defenseless victim
Verb1.dupe - fool or hoaxdupe - fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"
kid, pull the leg of - tell false information to for fun; "Are you pulling my leg?"
deceive, lead astray, betray - cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"

dupe

verb
1. deceive, trick, cheat, con (informal), kid (informal), sting (informal), rip off (slang), hoax, defraud, beguile, gull (archaic), delude, swindle, outwit, bamboozle (informal), hoodwink, take for a ride (informal), pull a fast one on (informal), cozen Some of the offenders duped the psychologists.
noun
1. victim, mug (Brit. slang), sucker (slang), pigeon (slang), sap (slang), gull, pushover (slang), fall guy (informal), simpleton an innocent dupe in a political scandal
2. puppet, tool, instrument, pawn, stooge (slang), cat's-paw He was accused of being a dupe of the communists.

dupe

noun
1. A person who is easily deceived or victimized:
Informal: sucker.
Chiefly British: mug.
2. A person used or controlled by others:
verb
To cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation:
Informal: bamboozle, have.
Slang: four-flush.
Translations
مَخْدوعيَخْدَع
důvěřivá oběťnapálitoklamat
føre bag lysetgodtroende personnarre
Gelackmeiertejemanden hinters Licht führenübertölpeln
ginningarfífl, flón; leiksoppurplata, gabba
apgaulės aukaapmulkintiapsukti
krāptmuļķotpiekrāptaispiemuļķotais
ľahkoverný človek
aldatılmış kimseenayikandırmakketenpereye getirmeksaf

dupe

[djuːp]
A. Ninocentón/ona m/f
to be the dupe ofser víctima de
B. VT (= trick) → engañar, embaucar; (= swindle) → timar
to dupe sb (into doing sth)engañar or embaucar a algn (para que haga algo)

dupe

[ˈdjuːp]
n (= person) → dupe f
vtduper, tromper

dupe

vtbetrügen, überlisten, übertölpeln; he was duped into believing iter fiel darauf rein
nBetrogene(r) mf

dupe

[djuːp]
1. nzimbello/a
to be sb's dupe → lasciarsi ingannare da qn
2. vtingannare, gabbare
to dupe sb into doing sth → ingannare qn per fargli fare qc

dupe

(djuːp) noun
a person who is cheated or deceived. She had been the dupe of a dishonest rogue.
verb
to deceive or trick. He duped me into thinking he had gone home.
References in classic literature ?
Here have we been, the whole winter and spring, completely duped, fancying ourselves all on an equal footing of truth and honour, with two people in the midst of us who may have been carrying round, comparing and sitting in judgment on sentiments and words that were never meant for both to hear.
The duped Don Quixote did not miss a single stroke of the count, and he found that together with those of the night before they made up three thousand and twenty-nine.
It is certain that the old gentleman, who had lived in days gone by with that feminine nation now as much forgotten as many other great things,--like the Jesuits, the Buccaneers, the Abbes, and the Farmers-General,--had acquired an irresistible good- humor, a kindly ease, a laisser-aller devoid of egotism, the self- effacement of Jupiter with Alcmene, of the king intending to be duped, who casts his thunderbolts to the devil, wants his Olympus full of follies, little suppers, feminine profusions--but with Juno out of the way, be it understood.
Cease, then, to allow yourself to be duped by vain hopes, that even your own excellent heart refuses to believe in.
This letter gave Elizabeth some pain; but her spirits returned as she considered that Jane wold no longer be duped, by the sister at least.
They felt as if they had been duped and made tools of, by a set of shrewd men of traffic, who had employed them to crack the nut, while they carried off the kernel.
Earth and ocean, in such glances, are made the subject of a sweeping objection, and many travellers, in the general plight, have an air at once duped and superior, which seems to say that they could easily go ashore if they would.
Lady Susan's intentions are of course those of absolute coquetry, or a desire of universal admiration; I cannot for a moment imagine that she has anything more serious in view; but it mortifies me to see a young man of Reginald's sense duped by her at all.
The easel was now surrounded; Servin descanted on the beauty of the copy which his favorite pupil was then making, and the whole class was duped by this stratagem, except Amelie, who, slipping behind her companions, attempted to open the portfolio where she had seen Ginevra throw the sketch.
I don't mean the political parties; the rank and file are always roughly honest, and often duped.
Percerin, beaten from his last retreat, and duped, moreover, by the feigned good-nature of Aramis, cut out five patterns and handed them to the bishop of Vannes.
Far from showing any astonishment, he will boldly tell you that you have been duped by a deliberately false statement of facts, invented and set afloat, in her own guilty interests, by Mrs.