dupe

A dupe is a furry, ceremonial hat occasionally worn during ancient pagan rituals... or not. Dupe actually means “trick or deceive.” We’re sorry we tried to dupe you into believing the wrong definition.

Dupe can also refer to the victim of a trick or hoax, and — used in this sense — it sometimes conveys the idea that the victim is easily fooled. Dupe comes from the French word for a type of bird called the hoopoe, which has an extravagant crest and a reputation for being dim-witted. (And no, that's not another attempt to dupe you; it's the truth!)

Definitions of dupe
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v fool or hoax

“The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone”
Synonyms:
befool, cod, fool, gull, put on, put one across, put one over, slang, take in
Types:
kid, pull the leg of
tell false information to for fun
Type of:
betray, deceive, lead astray
cause someone to believe an untruth

n a person who is tricked or swindled

Synonyms:
victim
Types:
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butt, goat, laughingstock, stooge
a victim of ridicule or pranks
chump, fall guy, fool, gull, mark, mug, patsy, soft touch, sucker
a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
lamb
a person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters)
easy mark, sitting duck
a defenseless victim
April fool
the butt of a prank played on April 1st
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

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