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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.
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But hey, at least Fatso gets to boldly go to LA and make loads of pathetic Carry On-style double entendres about Uranus, Uhura's amazing entrance and charming gay George Takei with "my creamy buns".
As double entendres go it's about as subtle as being hit from behind by the Pontypool front row.
They try to be quippy with cute, bitchy double entendres - as this show and ``Will & Grace'' demonstrate, no one trucks in gay stereotypes better than gays themselves - but they also seem to have a vested interest in having their guy do well.
In the case of gays, much of what is disappearing came into existence in the first place as defense mechanisms against exclusion - camp, for instance, provided a species of wit that turned straight culture's artifacts into double entendres, by which homosexuals devised a rich, densely coded underground culture which, for all its abjection, had an uncanny quality of difference no longer discernible in contemporary gay life.
Written in short, rhymed doggerel, peppered with songs and double entendres, this original blend of classical structure with contemporary English vernacular caused a stir when it was first performed.
Croft, 82, tells TV Times: "There's no double entendres, it's single entendres - which alienate large parts of the public.
Not even double entendres from auctioneer Cathy Elkies could spice things up.
FROM the minute the narrator announced that "Jordan loves riding," I knew it was going to be hard to watch Jordan; Living Without Fame (C4, Thursday) without being swamped by double entendres.
His salons are extravaganzas in literary multimedia - fantasies, speculations, edifications, histories, surveys, anecdotes, sly and salacious observations, double entendres, digs in the ribs, manuals of artistic technique, encapsulated dialogues.
British playwright who was noted for his absurdity and humor achieved chiefly by cunning manipulation of phrasing and by frequent use of double entendres and, especially, of non sequiturs.
There was a fat clown in the Sid James role, batting back the double entendres being lobbed at him by the rest of the cast.
The jitters also led to double entendres with one man telling a female executive: "I would really like to give you one right now.
Jacqueline calls off her trip when she discovers Bernard's plans, resulting in outrageous lies, mistaken identities and double entendres, all taking place in an attractive French farmhouse.
Zany Pennis, famous for his double entendres, asked the princess: "How many times have you been tossed off by a horse?