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dupe1

[doop, dyoop] /dup, dyup/
noun
1.
a person who is easily deceived or fooled; gull.
2.
a person who unquestioningly or unwittingly serves a cause or another person:
a dupe of the opponents.
verb (used with object), duped, duping.
3.
to make a dupe of; deceive; delude; trick.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < French; Middle French duppe for *(tête) d'uppe head of hoopoe, i.e., fool (compare tête de fou) < Vulgar Latin *uppa, Latin upupa hoopoe, a bird thought to be especially stupid; cf. hoopoe
Related forms
dupable, adjective
dupability, noun
duper, noun
undupable, adjective

dupe2

[doop, dyoop] /dup, dyup/
noun
1.
2.
Movies.
  1. a duplicate picture negative used for making additional release prints or for making special effects to be inserted in the release negative.
  2. the procedure for producing such a duplicate.
3.
Television. a duplicate videotape obtained by electronic printing of the original videotape.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), duped, duping.
4.
to duplicate.
adjective
5.
Origin
1895-90; by shortening
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Examples from the web for duped
  • Either way, the duped insect is there to aid in pollination.
  • Some might have been duped by a psychological operation.
  • And learning that we've been duped, after having invested in these people, leaves us cold.
  • The science is only controversial if you have been duped by fossil fuel propaganda.
  • But even those who come home after being duped eventually go back.
  • We've been totally duped by the dairy industry and their hundreds of millions of advertising dollars.
  • Some collectors are too proud to admit that they have been duped.
  • They can be duped and befuddled by the double-talk of the law.
  • It was made up when the media was first duped by her being announced as the vice presidential without their blessing.
  • Meyer thought firefighters, who tended to be idealistic and trusting, were easily duped.
British Dictionary definitions for duped

dupe

/djuːp/
noun
1.
a person who is easily deceived
2.
a person who unwittingly serves as the tool of another person or power
verb
3.
(transitive) to deceive, esp by trickery; make a dupe or tool of; cheat; fool
Derived Forms
dupable, adjective
dupability, noun
duper, noun
dupery, noun
Word Origin
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
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Word Origin and History for duped

dupe

n.

1680s, from French dupe "deceived person," from Middle French duppe (early 15c.), thieves' jargon, perhaps from phrase de huppe "of the hoopoe," an extravagantly crested and reputedly stupid bird.

v.

1704, from dupe (n.). Related: Duped; duping.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for duped

dupe

noun

A duplicate copy of a film or text (1902+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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