Feint vs Dupe - What's the difference?

feint | dupe |

As nouns the difference between feint and dupe

is that feint is a movement made to confuse the opponent, a dummy while dupe is .

As a verb feint

is to make a feint, or mock attack.

As an adjective feint

is (obsolete) feigned; counterfeit.




(en verb)
  • To make a feint, or mock attack.
  • (to make a counterfeit move to confuse an opponent) * Chinese: *: Mandarin: * Finnish: (t) (trans-mid) * Maori: (t), (t), (t), * Russian: * Swedish: (trans-bottom)


  • (obsolete) Feigned; counterfeit.
  • * John Locke
  • Dressed up into any feint appearance of it.
  • (fencing, boxing, war) (of an attack) directed toward a different part from the intended strike
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A movement made to confuse the opponent, a dummy
  • That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a pretense; a stratagem; a fetch.
  • * Spectator
  • Courtley's letter is but a feint to get off.
  • (fencing, boxing, war) An offensive movement resembling an attack in all but its continuance
  • The narrowest rule used in the production of lined writing paper (C19: Variant of FAINT)
  • dupe


    Etymology 1



  • To swindle, deceive, or trick.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who has been deceived.
  • Synonyms
    * See also

    Etymology 2

    Abbreviation of duplicate


  • To duplicate.
  • Can you dupe this photo for me?


    (en noun)
  • (photography) A duplicate of a photographic image.
  • (restaurant industry) A duplicate of an order receipt printed for kitchen staff.
  • (informal) A duplicate.
  • Synonyms