innuendo

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innuendo

1. Law (in pleading) a word introducing an explanatory phrase, usually in parenthesis
2. Law in an action for defamation
a. an explanation of the construction put upon words alleged to be defamatory where the defamatory meaning is not apparent
b. the words thus explained
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THERE'S a real feast of sausages and sexual innuendo at Rene's cafe this week.
THE current debate about swearing and sexual innuendo on television is worthwhile, but in danger of getting out of hand.
It may be that Freud has finally trickled down to small-town America, so people are alert to sexual innuendo, whether real or imagined, that would have blown over their heads a generation or two ago.
Mindless nudity, heavy petting and crude sexual innuendo are now the order of the day.
Stephen English took on Thomas Sanderson Blinds at Brighton Employment Tribunal, where it was claimed he had been subjected to years of sexual innuendo from colleagues, who suggested he was gay.
Procter & Gamble is giving new life to the venerable Old Spice brand with body washes and ads full of sexual innuendo.
Some 1,500 copies of the anthology, which is said to include mild sexual innuendo, were destroyed by Hamas because of concerns over the content.
Director Jack O'Brien, painting from a broad and hugely colorful palette, keeps the visual jokes and sexual innuendo spraying at a rapid-fire pace (there can't be a single fat joke ``Hairspray'' doesn't exploit).
The set is soaked with stains and adorned with used, broken things--leftover props, jars of gross liquids, a pink hat, and abused tools caked with mysterious substances reeking of sexual innuendo.
I couldn't believe the amount of sexual innuendo she read into George Balanchine's middle period ballets The Four Temperaments, Agon, and Episodes.
They relied on innovation, superior aerodynamics, supple-but-sporting suspensions, and styling that dripped with sexual innuendo of the "nod-nod, wink-wink" variety that was assumed but never talked about.
A THOUGHTLESS Madonna, South Park creators in drag, and sexual innuendo courtesy of Courtney Love all feature in Steve Pond's lively new book The Big Show: High Times and Dirty Dealings Backstage at the Academy Awards (Faber and Faber).