Picture for DupeThe word ‘Dupe’ is a verb and it means to trick or deceive someone. It was first used around 1679 and has been derived from the Middle French word duppe.

Pronunciation: doop

Meanings of Dupe

1. To deceive by trickery
2. To fool or to cheat

Master’s Tip to Learn Dupe

‘Dupe’ sounds like the word ‘Dope’ which means to make something impure, this can be related to the word ‘dupe’ as it would mean to cheat someone.

Sentence examples for Dupe:

1. The man in the hotel tried to dupe her friend into paying a high price for a cheap watch.
2. We were duped into thinking the dummy was a real alien.

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