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double entendre

Definitions

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  • noun idiomatic A phrase that has two meanings, especially where one is innocent and literal, the other risqué, bawdy, or ironic; an innuendo.
  • noun nonstandard Plural form of double entendre.

Etymologies

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From French double ("double") + entendre ("to mean, to understand").

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  • Something seemingly innocently spoken, but with a second (rude) meaning.

    A woman went into a bar and asked for a double entendre, so the barman gave her one.

    July 20, 2008