What does dupe mean?

Definitions for dupedup, dyup

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dupe.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. victim, dupe(verb)

    a person who is tricked or swindled

  2. gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across(verb)

    fool or hoax

    "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"


  1. dupe(Noun)

    A person who has been deceived.

  2. dupe(Noun)

    A duplicate of a photographic image.

  3. dupe(Noun)

    A duplicate of an order receipt printed for kitchen staff.

  4. dupe(Noun)

    A duplicate.

  5. dupe(Verb)

    To swindle, deceive, or trick.

  6. dupe(Verb)

    To duplicate a photographic image.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dupe(noun)

    one who has been deceived or who is easily deceived; a gull; as, the dupe of a schemer

  2. Dupe(noun)

    to deceive; to trick; to mislead by imposing on one's credulity; to gull; as, dupe one by flattery

  3. Origin: [F., prob. from Prov. F. dupe, dube; of unknown origin; equiv. to F. huppe hoopoe, a foolish bird, easily caught. Cf. Armor. houprik hoopoe, a man easily deceived. Cf. also Gull, Booby.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dupe

    dūp, n. one easily cheated: one who is deceived or misled.—v.t. to deceive: to trick.—n. Dupabil′ity.—adj. Dū′pable.—n. Dū′pery, the art of deceiving others. [Fr. dupe; of uncertain origin.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dupe in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dupe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thiruman Archunan:

    A man who evades his own conscience is a dupe.

  2. Vinny Green:

    These websites are designed to be as misleading as possible, this industry that's been created can dupe even the most sophisticated reader. And I think that's important to realize.

  3. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    If somebody had mal intent going into that [process], and they had no prior record that would lead anybody in law enforcement or the security establishment to question their motives, you could easily see where somebody could dupe the system.

  4. Suparna Gupta:

    It's not as if shutting them down stopped trafficking, but reopening them would legitimize it and give traffickers another reason to dupe and abuse women and girls, a majority of dance bars were doubling up as brothels, and we established a clear link between many rescued minor girls and these establishments.

  5. Steve Fishman:

    At one point, Bernie Madoff cornered the hot chocolate market, bernie Madoff bought up every package of Swiss Miss from the commissary and sold Swiss Miss for a profit in the prison yard. Bernie Madoff monopolized hot chocolate ! Bernie Madoff made Swiss Miss so that if you wanted any, you had to go through Bernie Madoff. Bernie Madoff, once the Nasdaq chairman, used Bernie Madoff reputation and savvy to dupe sophisticated investors, regulators and Wall Street banks. Bernie Madoff confessed in December 2008 that Bernie Madoff was running a multi decade Ponzi scheme and that more than $ 65 billion Bernie Madoff claimed to have on hand for investors had dwindled to a few hundred million dollars from an original investment of about $ 20 billion. Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty to fraud and is serving a 150-year prison sentence in Butner, N.C. Fishman reportedly hosts an Audible series called.

Images & Illustrations of dupe

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Translations for dupe

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • يخدع, مغفلArabic
  • лековерник, мамя, будала, измамвамBulgarian
  • oklamat, podvedený, napálený, oklamaný, napálitCzech
  • überlistenGerman
  • κορόιδο, κοροϊδεύω, αγαθιάρης, εξαπατώGreek
  • trompato, trompito, trompiEsperanto
  • incauto, engrupido, engañado, engañarSpanish
  • puijataFinnish
  • duperFrench
  • פראיירHebrew
  • palimadár, balekHungarian
  • bodoh, tipu, akal, memperdayaIndonesian
  • dupigar, dupoIdo
  • bedrogene, gedupeerdeDutch
  • dupereNorwegian
  • oszukiwaćPolish
  • enganar, defraudar, ludibriadoPortuguese
  • несообразительный человек, кидать, надувать, вводить в заблуждение, обманывать, легковерный человек, ловчить, одурачивать, жертва обмана, простофиля, разводитьRussian
  • podviesť, oklamaťSlovak
  • aldatmakTurkish

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