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One who has been deceived or who is easily deceived; a gull; as, the dupe of a schemer.

Origin: f, prob. From Prov. F. Dupe, dube; of unknown origin; equiv. To f. Huppe hoopoe, a foolish bird, easily caught. Cf. Armor. Houperik hoopoe, a man easily deceived. Cf. Also gull, booby.

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