double entendre

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double entendre

1. a word, phrase, etc., that can be interpreted in two ways, esp one having one meaning that is indelicate
2. the type of humour that depends upon such ambiguity
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The beauty of the double entendre, when it is well-crafted, is that it is on the face of it entirely innocent, and it is only slowly that its dirty alternative meaning dawns on the listener.
Croft, 82, tells TV Times: "There's no double entendres, it's single entendres - which alienate large parts of the public.
There was a fat clown in the Sid James role, batting back the double entendres being lobbed at him by the rest of the cast.
Despite the endless flow of awful double entendres, Die Another Day is a humourless affair with character and plot vaporised by a rocket from a Jag's arse.
Jacqueline calls off her trip when she discovers Bernard's plans, resulting in outrageous lies, mistaken identities and double entendres, all taking place in an attractive French farmhouse.
FROM the minute the narrator announced that "Jordan loves riding," I knew it was going to be hard to watch Jordan; Living Without Fame (C4, Thursday) without being swamped by double entendres.
The jitters also led to double entendres with one man telling a female executive: "I would like to give you one right now.
Faced with prison time or recovering stolen goods for the government, they opt for the latter, which gives them even more time to trade double entendres that have been the staple of every breezily rollicking, ostensibly hip romantic yarn for the past 20 years.
Zany Pennis, famous for his double entendres, asked the princess: "How many times have you been tossed off by a horse?
Classic double entendres as the Carry On team - including Sid James, Kenneth Williams, above, and Charles Hawtrey - are featured in a greatest hits compilation.
Indeed, Hollywood suddenly moved beyond the mild nudity and double entendres of the previous couple of decades to frank depictions of sexual perversity and fantasy: Mrs.
Firstly, Robert has to affect some sort of stuttering speech impediment when he asks each a frenzy of double entendres.