double-entendre

[ duhb-uh l ahn-tahn-druh, -tahnd; French doo-blahn-tahn-druh ]SEE DEFINITION OF double-entendre
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It was not a double-entendre, but a mot of triple ambiguity.

A double-entendre is designed here, and the same is often to be found in old plays.

This double-entendre was originally published in a Philadelphia newspaper a hundred years ago.

The double-entendre of Telo with Mentula is evident, and makes clear the apology to Venus.

Then there is double-entendre, implying a secondary meaning of doubtful delicacy.

Though a good fellow and a wisely humorous one, he seldom said any thing whose cleverness lay in a double-entendre.

No double-entendre was intended, but Ruth's thoughts gave one miserable bound to Arnold.

It is not its political significance that makes it diverting, but the double-entendre therein.

It dealt in private scandal and ribaldry, only the more piquant for its pretty flimsy veil of double-entendre.

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