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 ?
Or, had he found that he had been too late, and thus gone back to a living death upon a dead world?
Based on these arguments, the applicant argued that its mark creates a double entendre or pun, which in turn creates an incongruity showing that pregnancy text is not merely descriptive.
1968) the court held that Sugar & Spice was registrable because it should be considered a double entendre for bakery products.
Because of its uncommonness, the applicant argued that that the public will more likely appreciate it as a double entendre and pun than if pregnancy text was a common expression that the public is accustomed to perceiving.
2012), the Board held that Talent Assurance did not present as a double entendre such that "the merely descriptive significance of the term talent would be lost in the mark as a whole.
But a double entendre name is not always a sore point.
The line, "Someday I'm gonna stand beside my King," rests alongside a double entendre about some sugar in the bowl.
So keeping him out of Church is less of a double entendre and more a single entendre isn't it?
You may not be surprised to learn that the king is employing, just barely, a double entendre.
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