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double entendre


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


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


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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