Definition Of dupe


a victim of deception.

knowing accomplices or unknowing dupes

deceive; trick.

the newspaper was duped into publishing an untrue story

Example Of dupe

  • African Canadian females bringing cocaine into Canada concealed in luggage, acquitted as unknowing dupes of others, also appear before these courts in numbers disproportionate to their percentage in the general population.

  • Also when you are in a vulnerable state you can be duped into acting out of character in order to appease your new best friends.

  • An elderly Swindon woman has narrowly escaped being duped into sending money to a dubious get-rich-quick scheme.

  • And it has a slightly ugly tendency to treat those who might actually enjoy going to museums as innocent dupes .

  • And the media seem to have realised they've been duped into giving that cheap publicity.

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