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.
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Maybe there is simply no way to avoid this double entendre.
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.
The new policy on double entendre names reads: "Aesthetically unsuitable names such as, Tip House, Pit Lane will be avoided, or names capable of deliberate misinterpretation like Hoare Road, Typple Avenue, Swag House, etc.
Wonders of Life (BBC Two, tonight, 9pm) | ONE of the best things about BBC Two's Stargazing Live is not just those incredible facts about the universe, but the banter between Brian Cox and Dara O' Briain, especially the odd double entendre they try to get away with before the watershed.
Le ministere de la Sante et le ministere charge des relations avec le parlement et la societe civile viennent de rendre public un communique, dementant categoriquement des informations, vehiculees par certains medias, laissant entendre qu'il y aurait une certaine correspondance accusant le ministre de la Sante le Pr Louardi de [beaucoup moins que]depravation[beaucoup plus grand que].
Even the show's title plays with language switching: "No proof, no commentary, no double entendre.
With an eye to the bawdy and lascivious double entendre of the original work, the annotations provide detailed analysis of linguistic turns and hidden meanings often not found in more traditional editions, based on newer, edited versions of the text.
Apparently there's some kind of lavatorial double entendre.
She says that the cow belt films are replete with vulgar scenes, double entendre dialogue and uncouth sequences.
But you get the feeling he took distinct pleasure in the title as a double entendre for the impact the vocoder's dance commands made on Miami's shoreline, the city being well and good 'til robo-voiced, heavy bass music started rattling jeeps.
A woman walked into a bar and asked for a double entendre, so the barman gave her one.
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Sooner than later, this nomadic troubadour had the opportunity to divulge his humorous guarachas (characterized by their risque lyrics' double entendre format) through the airwaves of Holguin's CMKO, but he didn't step into the spotlight until the 1960s, when one of his amusing and picaresque guarachas (El guayabero) was internationally popularized by Pacho Alonso & Los Bocucos.
In Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Joachim Valentine, vampire and pro wrestler, spouts mountains of double entendre as he fights his way through the Man Festival, which culminates in, well--gay sex.