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double-entendre

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A word or phrase having a double meaning, especially when the second meaning is risqué.
  • noun The use of such a word or phrase; ambiguity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A word or phrase with two meanings, or admitting of two interpretations, one of which is usually obscure or indelicate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A word or expression admitting of a double interpretation, one of which is often obscure or indelicate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of double entendre.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an ambiguity with one interpretation that is indelicate

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Obsolete French : double, double + entendre, to mean, interpretation.]

Examples

  • We notice the ambiguous response of a woman offered game by a hunter an earthy double-entendre in Dutch, as she slips off a shoe and reaches for her Bible.

    A Dutch Master Returns

  • Now we just need to think of clever double-entendre annual dates for protests in favor of minimal restrictions on immigration, abolishment of tariffs, allowances for gay marriage, and decriminalization of prostitution, and then we'll be getting somewhere.

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  • Travis, an albur is a double-entendre play on words.

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  • Travis, an albur is a double-entendre play on words.

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  • Travis, an albur is a double-entendre play on words.

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  • I think they must have thought they were being very ooh-la-la along the lines of Pret - but maybe there were too many dog owners/country folk who recognised the double-entendre and didn't fancy abite after that!

    Why are there so many foxes in town?

  • We notice the ambiguous response of a woman offered game by a hunter an earthy double-entendre in Dutch, as she slips off a shoe and reaches for her Bible.

    A Dutch Master Returns

  • Travis, an albur is a double-entendre play on words.

    Your suggestions

  • Travis, an albur is a double-entendre play on words.

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