American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An easily deceived person.
- n. A person who functions as the tool of another person or power.
- v. To deceive (an unwary person). See Synonyms at deceive.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who is deceived; one who is led astray by false representations or conceptions; a victim of credulity: as, the dupe of a designing rogue; he is a dupe to his imagination.
- To deceive; trick; mislead by imposing on one's credulity: as, to dupe a person by flattery.
- v. To swindle, deceive, or trick.
- v. photography To duplicate a photographic image.
- n. A person who has been deceived.
- n. photography A duplicate of a photographic image.
- n. restaurant industry A duplicate of an order receipt printed for kitchen staff.
- n. informal A duplicate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who has been deceived or who is easily deceived; a gull.
- v. To deceive; to trick; to mislead by imposing on one's credulity; to gull.
- v. fool or hoax
- n. a person who is tricked or swindled
- French, from Old French, probably alteration of huppe, hoopoe (from the bird's stupid appearance); see hoopoe. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Pilon's friend and favorite dupe is small-time crook, Danny Alvarez, who has inherited two houses and a gold watch from his late grandfather, and who later falls in love with Dolores Ramirez.”
“Calling someone a terrorist dupe is nowhere the same as calling them EVIL.”
“In what KCNA called "an interview" that he gave of his own free will to authorities, Park said he'd been a dupe, that is, a dupe of all that stuff spread by human-rights advocates overseas about the horrors of life in North Korea.”
“And yet maybe technology is doing in the long-term dupe, the dangerous liaison where no one gets caught and no one pays.”
“Also, sometimes because I use a painfully clever title dupe check won't pick up that it's the same as another story in upcoming.”
“McCain was and is, a dupe, which is an offense far greater than any imagined 'appeasement'.”
“Besides being a religious shyster, or a hoodwinked dupe, that is.”
“Page 261 but a colossal dupe, which is worse than being a criminal.”
“The majority of these were found in hedgesparrows 'nests, and the absolute dissimilarity between the great spotted egg of the cuckoo and the little blue egg of its so-called dupe would have impressed even a colour-blind animal.”
“Seizing the hand of Taffy, the sorcerer hurried him out of the cave, moved the stone back in its place and motioning to Taffy to do the same, he quickly shoveled and kicked the loose dirt in the hole and stamped it down: When Taffy turned to look for him, he was gone, without even taking the trouble to call his dupe a fool.”
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