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dupe

dupe

 
pronunciation:
dup
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a gullible person; one who can be readily misled or fooled.
They took him for a dupe, but he didn't fall for their rather devious scheme.
synonyms:
greenhorn, gudgeon, gull, pigeon, sucker
similar words:
boob, chump, fool, patsy, sap
definition 2: someone who is tricked or manipulated into serving the interests of another person, group, or cause.
The weak leader was a dupe of foreign capitalists.
similar words:
creature, fool, lackey, pawn, puppet, stooge, tool
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: duped, dupes, duping
definition: to fool or trick; mislead.
synonyms:
deceive, fool, gull, hoodwink, mislead, sucker, trick
similar words:
bamboozle, betray, cheat, con, cozen, defraud, delude, hoax, rogue, rook, snow, swindle