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dupe +‎ -ery


dupery (countable and uncountable, plural duperies)

  1. The act or practice of duping; the condition of being deceived.
    • 1840, Thomas Carlyle, chapter 1, in Heroes and Hero Worship:
      Quackery and dupery do abound; in religions, above all in the more advanced decaying stages of religions.
    • 1930 February 17, “Dishonesty”, in Time:
      Far more widespread than ticket dupery is another form of "misrepresentation" also recently under fire.
    • 2003 December 21, Joseph P. Fried, “The Duke of Dupery, Still Pulling the Wool”, in New York Times, page N51:
      Mr. Abel, who lives in Westport, Conn., has earned his bread as a writer and lecturer on problem-solving tactics, and he has earned a reputation as a duke of dupery since 1959, when he masterminded the Society for Indecency to Naked Animals.


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