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n. pl. dup·er·ies
The act of duping or the condition of having been duped.
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dup•er•y(ˈdu pə ri, ˈdyu-)
n., pl. -er•ies.
1. the act or practice of duping.
2. the state of being duped.
[1750–60; < French duperie]
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|Noun||1.||dupery - something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage|
chicanery, wile, shenanigan, trickery, guile, chicane - the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
goldbrick - anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
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