\ \ [17] English borrowed dupe from French, where it was probably originally a humorous application of a dialect word for a ‘hoopoe’, an extravagantly crested bird whose flamboyant appearance seems to have made it the butt of jokes. It presumably represents ultimately an alteration of Old French huppehoopoe’, sometimes explained as being a conflation of de huppeof the hoopoe’. (English hoopoe [17] is an alteration of an earlier hoop, which came from Old French huppe; its ultimate source was Latin upupa, which originated as an imitation of the bird’s cry.)

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