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
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Ainsi, l'entreprise est dans l'air du temps sur un axe, tout en laissant entendre qu'elle n'est pas dans son temps sur un autre axe.
She wrote: "No double entendre intended in the slightest.
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Did you hear about the woman who asked the barman for a Double Entendre? He gave her one.
Woman walks into a bar and asks for a double entendre, so the barman gives her one.
Gok Wan insists he has two toothbrushes - one for the top teeth and "one for the bottom" (yes, that double entendre is jumped upon).
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