To dupe is to trick or deceive someone.verb
When you tell someone a lie, this is an example of a time when you dupe the person.
The definition of a dupe is a person who has been tricked or fooled.noun
A person who fell for a lie is an example of a dupe.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: Fr < OFr duppe, cant alteration of L upupa, hoopoe, stupid bird
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- An easily deceived person.
- A person who functions as the tool of another person or power.
Origin: French, from Old French, probably alteration of huppe, hoopoe (from the bird's stupid appearance); see hoopoe.
- dupˌa·bilˈi·ty noun
- dupˈa·ble adjective
- dupˈer noun