double entendre

(redirected from Double meaning)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

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
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
My role was of a singer who used to sing double meaning songs.
If Jesus' words have double meaning, one obvious and the other hidden, why is it that Christian Church officials never explain these two meanings?
The title has a double meaning, as much for its use in the American criminal justice system as for the number of 'chances' her parents had given Charlie to, as they see it, find the error of her ways and come home, of course without Sean.
Devil's Bridgeis a title taken from an old Celtic tale but has double meaning because of the site of the novel's deadly confrontation, when Chapman has to make a deal with the devil to save the life of someone he loves.
The title of the exhibition plays on the double meaning of the words 'Al Masry Al Youm', indicating not only the newspaper, but also the people of Egypt.
According to Cleaver, the name Sage was selected because of its double meaning and relevance to agriculture.
Capital BBC1, 9pm Drama with a double meaning in the title.
After the Chattisgarh experience Ramdev adopted new strategy by using double meaning words.
And the titles of both paintings and photographs are rife with double meaning, with words such as Persistence (both "lingering" and "insisting"), Reflecting ("pondering" and "mirroring"), and Generation (the production of images or of people).
I think Dylan himself would have laughed uproariously (over a pint and a whisky chaser probably) at the DT double meaning.
Chapter 5 title - The Little Organ School - itself appears to have a double meaning and features Shia and Stacy Martin in intense lovemaking scenes.
One from John Warmingham in Cumbria should have urged Mr Cameron to "swat the tiresome cleg", rather than Clegg, which lost the double meaning entirely.