dupery n : something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage [syn: fraud, fraudulence, hoax, humbug, put-on]
- 1840, Thomas
Carlyle, Heroes and Hero Worship, ch 1,
- Quackery and dupery do abound; in religions, above all in the more advanced decaying stages of religions.
- 1930, "Dishonesty,"Time,
- Far more widespread than ticket dupery is another form of "misrepresentation" also recently under fire.
- 2003, Joseph P. Fried, "The Duke of Dupery, Still Pulling the
Wool," New York Times, 21 Dec, p. 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.
- Webster 1913
- Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.