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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dupe
One who has been deceived or who is easily deceived; a gull; as, the dupe of a schemer.

Etymology: F., prob. from Prov. F. dupe dube; of unknown origin; equiv. to F. huppe hoopoe, a foolish bird, easily caught. Cf. Armor. houpérik hoopoe, a man easily deceived. Cf. also Gull Booby

verb Dupe
To deceive; to trick; to mislead by imposing on one's credulity; to gull; as, dupe one by flattery.

Etymology: Cf. F. duper, fr. dupe. See Dupe (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A person who is tricked or swindled
  2. Fool or hoax ("The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone")

From French duper, from Middle French duppe.

  1. A person who has been deceived.

Abbreviation of duplicate

  1. (photography) A duplicate of a photographic image.
  2. (restaurant industry) A duplicate of an order receipt printed for kitchen staff.
  3. (informal) A duplicate.

    dupe was also found in the following language(s): French and Serbo-Croatian

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Dupe

    Maxime Dupé is a soccer player for the FC Nantes, Vannes OC, France national under-17 football team, and France national under-18 football team. Maxime was born on March 4th, 1993 in Pleucadeuc, Morbihan, France.


    Alf was born on January 1st, 1876. He breathed his last breath on April 14th, 1950.



    Fun Facts about the name Dupe

    • When was the first name Dupe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Dupe is Thursday, December 11th, 1890.
    • How unique is the name Dupe? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Dupe. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Dupe: Your name in reverse order is Epud. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dupe. How do you pronounce that?

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    Past life for Dupe born Jan 30, 2005

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Alaska approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

    You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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