Duper



[doop, dyoop] /dup, dyup/

noun
1.
a person who is easily deceived or fooled; gull.
2.
a person who unquestioningly or unwittingly serves a cause or another person:
a dupe of the opponents.
verb (used with object), duped, duping.
3.
to make a dupe of; deceive; delude; trick.
/djuːp/
noun
1.
a person who is easily deceived
2.
a person who unwittingly serves as the tool of another person or power
verb
3.
(transitive) to deceive, esp by trickery; make a dupe or tool of; cheat; fool
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.
v.

1704, from dupe (n.). Related: Duped; duping.

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super-duper

noun

A duplicate copy of a film or text (1902+)

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