dupery

dupery

[doo-puh-ree, dyoo-]
noun, plural duperies for 1.
1.
an act, practice, or instance of duping.
2.
the state of one who is duped.

Origin:
1750–60; < French duperie. See dupe1, -ery

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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
3.  (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]
 
'dupable
 
adj
 
dupa'bility
 
n
 
'duper
 
n
 
'dupery
 
n

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