dupes

dupe

1 [doop, dyoop]
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:
1675–85; < 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

dupable, adjective
dupability, noun
duper, noun
undupable, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged

dupe

2 [doop, dyoop] Informal.
noun
2.
Movies.
a.
a duplicate picture negative used for making additional release prints or for making special effects to be inserted in the release negative.
b.
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.
adjective

Origin:
1895–90; by shortening

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To dupes
Collins
World English Dictionary
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

dupe
1680s, from Fr. dupe "deceived person," from M.Fr. duppe (early 15c.), thieves' jargon, probably from phrase de huppe "of the hoopoe," an extravagantly crested and reputedly stupid bird. The verb is from 1704. Related: Duped.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature