Definition of dupe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//djuːp//
; NAmE NAmE//duːp//
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(formal) a person who is tricked or cheated These men were simply the dupes of their unscrupulous leaders. Word Originlate 17th cent.: from dialect French dupe ‘hoopoe’, from the bird's supposedly stupid appearance.
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