Synonyms of dupe in English:


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1‘her daughters were duped by a handsome Lothario’

deceive, trick, hoodwink, hoax, swindle, defraud, cheat, double-cross, gull, mislead, take in, fool, delude, misguide, lead on, inveigle, seduce, ensnare, entrap, beguile
informal con, do, sting, rip off, diddle, shaft, bilk, rook, bamboozle, finagle, pull the wool over someone's eyes, pull someone's leg, pull a fast one on, put one over on, take to the cleaners
British informal swizzle, sell a pup to
North American informal sucker, snooker, stiff, euchre, bunco, hornswoggle
Australian informal pull a swifty on
archaic cozen, sharp
rare mulct


1‘you were an innocent dupe in Caroline's little game’

victim, gull, pawn, puppet, instrument
fool, simpleton, innocent
informal sucker, stooge, sitting duck, sitting target, soft touch, pushover, chump, muggins, charlie, fall guy
British informal mug
North American informal pigeon, patsy, sap, schlemiel, mark
Australian, New Zealand informal dill
British informal, dated juggins

swindler, con man