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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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.
Summary: The trailer was criticised for its steamy scenes and double entendres
What follows is a tightly rationed stew of mild double entendres and tepid sight gags.
NATURE NUTS WITH JULIAN CLARY ITV, 7pm Despite building a career on risque double entendres, Julian Clary is now a children's author, believe it or not.
In the battle of cooking show double entendres, Mel and Sue on Bake Off have got soggy bottoms and lady fingers, and Myleene will need to get out her overflowing baps or hard buns.
Last Wednesday morning it emerged that the BBC has been deluged with complaints about double entendres since The Great British Bake Off moved to BBC1.
Apparently irked by complaints of garrulous radio jockeys ( RJs) cracking puns, double entendres and allusions, often bordering on vulgarity, the government has decided to act tough.
"People always talk about the double entendres. There was not one double entendre in the music," Hodo said.
(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.
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." Like a gathering storm, she shouldn't be ignored.
The municipal government has been promoting the free condoms through a media campaign featuring all manner of puns and double entendres. (For shame!) Despite a favorable public reaction to the campaign, anecdotal reports note that the instructions included with the Gotham gloves take 3-5 minutes to decipher and smell like deli sandwiches.