I've seen this only in one scenario, 4 players on 2 teams are choosing which type of car they will use, and when both players on the same team choose the same car, player 1 says to player 2, 'Stop duping me!' or 'Don't dupe me'. The only source I can find to back up this usage is Dictionary.com, which presents no source or examples, but cites a Random House dictionary. Any thoughts?

  • Surely it can, but should it? – ScotM Apr 16 '15 at 20:27
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    "Dupe" is commonly used as a synonym/abbreviation for "duplicate" in informal communications. However, "dupe" also means "fool" or "hoodwink". I would suspect, given the above context, that this latter definition might have been intended. – Hot Licks Apr 16 '15 at 20:51
  • "When cloning has been perfected, i'm going to dupe you" – Pogrindis Apr 16 '15 at 21:22

The Oxford Dictionary acknowledges dupe as an abbreviation of duplicate:

verb & noun

Short for duplicate, especially in photography.
[AS VERB]: how to dupe 35 mm slides on to 35 mm film
[AS NOUN]: black-and-white dupes

The application of dupe seems to be expanding beyond photography.

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