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Negative ConnotationPlay
Using 'dupe' as a noun implies a negative view of the person, suggesting gullibility. SlideInvestors were portrayed as dupes in the Ponzi scheme scandal.
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Being TrickedPlay
'Dupe' indicates someone fell for a trick, not just made a simple mistake. SlideAfter the email scam, she felt like such a dupe.
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Often Deception-RelatedPlay
The term 'dupe' commonly appears in contexts involving deceit, scams, or frauds. SlideThe movie's hero was a dupe caught in a web of lies.