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Dupe (to deceive; trick) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the noun dupe

What does dupe mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: dupes

  1. a person who is tricked or swindled

Alternative definition of the noun dupe


  1. A person who has been deceived.
  2. [photography] A duplicate of a photographic image.
  3. [context: restaurant industry] A duplicate of an order receipt printed for kitchen staff.
  4. [informal] A duplicate.

Definition of the verb dupe

What does dupe mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: duped | duping | dupes

  1. fool or hoax

Alternative definition of the verb dupe


  1. To swindle, deceive, or trick.
  2. [photography] To duplicate a photographic image.


  1. "Dupe" is an award-nominated short film, directed by Chris Waitt and written by Chris Waitt & Henry Trotter.
  2. "Dupe" is a film, directed by Ren Savant.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dupe

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

DUPE—DUPIN. The Higher Intellectual Education (1866), Chrtlstt'an Marriage [ 1868), Elements of Sacred Rhetoric, Empositwn of the Principal Truths of the Catholic Faith, Manual of the Catechism, beside funeral orations and pastoral letters.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

DUPE. DURE. DURE. DURHAM. ford and Norwich.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

DUPE. n.s. [dupe, Fr. from dufpe, a foolish bird, easily caught.] A credulous man ; a man easily tricked. A. modern word hardly estabiish- ed,-An usurping populace is its own dupe, a mere underworker, and purchaser in trust for some single ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

An usurping populace is its own dupe, a mere underworker, and purchaser in trust for some fingle tyrant. Swift.— ”...

Google previewA Dictionary of Numeral Words, by which All Difficulty in the Remembrance of Figures is Removed (1829)

With an Explanation of the Plan by William Henry Crook (LL.D.)

Dupe best. Deep fast. Deep host. 1f pious. Deep with. Dip both. Deep dust. F ap goeth. Deep ses.. Deep wish. F щ; abash. Dip fast. Dupe a Goth. Depasest. Гор away. F op by. Dupe death.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of your Observations (2015)

by Jerry Welch

Dupe: A dupe is person who easily believes lies and so is easy to fool and cheat. To dupe also means to swindle or cheat someone out of something. An honest person should have no need to conceal themselves from others, even those ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Educational Media Communications & Technology (2015)

by NA NA

DUPE Short for duplicate. A dupe negative of a film is a negative produced from a master negative to protect the master or to enable it to be at different laboratories simultaneously. A dupe positive is produced from a reversal master for the ...

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Quotes about Dupe

The dupe who takes possession of a lame ox is seldom recognized as a fool.
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Scrabble value of D2U1P3E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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