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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dupe mean? 

DUPE (noun)
  The noun DUPE has 1 sense:

1. a person who is tricked or swindled

  Familiarity information: DUPE used as a noun is very rare.

DUPE (verb)
  The verb DUPE has 1 sense:

1. fool or hoax

  Familiarity information: DUPE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DUPE (noun)

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A person who is tricked or swindled

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


dupe; victim

Hypernyms ("dupe" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dupe"):

butt; goat; laughingstock; stooge (a victim of ridicule or pranks)

chump; fall guy; fool; gull; mark; mug; patsy; soft touch; sucker (a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of)

lamb (a person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters))

easy mark; sitting duck (a defenseless victim)

DUPE (verb)

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Fool or hoax

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


cod; dupe; put one over; put one across; slang; gull; befool; take in; fool; put on

Context examples:

The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone / You can't fool me!

Hypernyms (to "dupe" is one way to...):

betray; deceive; lead astray (cause someone to believe an untruth)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dupe"):

kid; pull the leg of (tell false information to for fun)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

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