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dupe

  

      n  
1    a person who is easily deceived  
2    a person who unwittingly serves as the tool of another person or power  
      vb  
3    tr   to deceive, esp. by trickery; make a dupe or tool of; cheat; fool  
     (C17: from French, from Old French duppe, contraction of de huppe of (a) hoopoe (from Latin upupa); from the bird's reputation for extreme stupidity)  
  dupable      adj  
  dupability      n  
  duper      n  
  dupery      n  
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dupe

  

      n  
1    fall guy     (informal)   gull, mug     (Brit. slang)   pigeon     (slang)   pushover     (slang)   sap     (slang)   simpleton, sucker     (slang)   victim  
2    cat's-paw, instrument, pawn, puppet, stooge     (slang)   tool  
      vb  
3    bamboozle     (informal)   beguile, cheat, con     (informal)   cozen, deceive, defraud, delude, gull     (archaic)   hoax, hoodwink, humbug, kid     (informal)   outwit, overreach, pull a fast one on     (informal)   rip off     (slang)   swindle, take for a ride     (informal)   trick  

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duper, duple, Dupré, dup

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