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.