double entendre

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double entendre

A word or phrase that can have two interpretations, one of which is usually humorous, insulting, or sexual in nature. The old man kept working double entendres into conversation, hoping to make the young ladies laugh, but instead he just made them uncomfortable.
See also: double
References in classic literature ?
This was greeted with an irreverent laugh, and the youth blushed deeply, and tried to look as if he had meant to insinuate what knowing people called a "double entendre.
They make a vast parade of measures; but, not unfrequently, these are so ill adapted to the objects proposed, as to put us in mind of Monsieur Jourdain's calling for his robe-de-chambre - pour mieux entendre la musique.
LASTWednesday morning news emerged that the BBC have been deluged with complaints about double entendres since The Great British Bake Off moved to BBC1.
Benidorm ITV, 9pm People who accuse this show of being too full of double entendres couldn't be more wrong.
It's the double entendres and big stars that keep the adult audience coming back for more - and you have to put bums on seats.
Inset) The double entendres are about as subtle as a Carry On film and he whistles his way along as he meanders his way through this funky soul.
Mark has run the gauntlet, from cringey double entendres to just plain hilarious supposedly sexy speak, as he tries to "woo" Emily Scott.
It follows an advert placed on internet site Craigslist which her lawyer admits may have included a couple of double entendres but fell way short of prostitution.
YOU, like me, will be both celebrating and mourning today - praising the anniversary of that great plumber Thomas Crapper who effectively launched the longest list of schoolboy double entendres while bowing the head at the missing, presumed dead, student rag magazines.
DDB has created a new online ad for AB InBev that announces the new availability of Bud Light Lime in cans, using a rich stream of double entendres about people who now like to "get it in the can.
The show has its quota of silly jokes, double entendres and wit as Simon Cole, John Kielty and William Meredith take us from Genesis to Revelations by ark.
Along the way, she fires off some cutting double entendres, warning an unreliable lover, "Your crafty little pencil is running out of lead.
The municipal government has been promoting the free condoms through a media campaign featuring all manner of puns and double entendres.
The double entendres of "My Boat" as a love song and indictment of colonialism ("My boat/sweet anger/sweet salvage/cast anchor upon my fingers .
Other troubling appropriations without credit include specific references to plays, songs, and performances, such as Ethiopianism's influence on Williams and Walker's Abyssinia; the evolution of three texts, Jes Lak White F'lks, The Cannibal King, and In Dahomey; the grace of Aida Overton Walker's cakewalking and her negotiation of sexuality and propriety; the use of double entendres in the lyrics of Bob Cole's "No Coons Allowed"; balancing social decorum and theatrical buffoonery in productions; the difficulty of presenting love scenes in black shows; and Aida Walker's struggle to present her Salome Dance artfully.