- n. 上当者；易受骗的人
- vt. 欺骗；愚弄（等于duplicate）
- dupe:  English borrowed dupe from French, where it was probably originally a humorous application of a dialect word for a ‘hoopoe’, an extravagantly crested bird whose flamboyant appearance seems to have made it the butt of jokes. It presumably represents ultimately an alteration of Old French huppe ‘hoopoe’, sometimes explained as being a conflation of de huppe ‘of the hoopoe’. (English hoopoe  is an alteration of an earlier hoop, which came from Old French huppe; its ultimate source was Latin upupa, which originated as an imitation of the bird’s cry.)
- dupe (n.)
- 1680s, from French dupe "deceived person," from Middle French duppe (early 15c.), thieves' jargon, perhaps from phrase de huppe "of the hoopoe," an extravagantly crested and reputedly stupid bird.
- dupe (v.)
- 1704, from dupe (n.). Related: Duped; duping.
- 1. We know some sex offenders dupe the psychologists who assess them.
- 2. He becomes an innocent dupe in a political scandal.
- 3. I won't be his dupe any longer.
- 4. But he was not for a single instant the dupe of her blundering alacrity.
- 5. A person who is easily tricked or cheated a dupe.
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