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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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Indeed, some of Tatwine's riddles denote a good knowledge of double-entendre technique and a skillful handling of sexual imagery.
THE long-running Carry On film series contained a high double-entendre count.
The handful of songs they recorded in the late 80s are of a consistently high quality, from the double-entendre cheek of Monsterpussy (about a cat that lived under their floorboards, claims McKee innocently) to the Cobain-endorsed Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam.
Anheuser-Busch can never resist a good double-entendre, in this case using one to add spice to the company's new designated driver campaign, launched last week.
To be sure, scholars have already acknowledged that Menander uses occasional obscenity or double-entendre, yet this fact has not translated into a wider recognition of Menander's ability to be risque.
Advertisers are masters of the double-entendre, but sometimes the sexual meaning is so obvious that it's hard to figure out what the "clean" interpretation would be.
Therefore the tagline Think out of the box had a strong double-entendre."
Off-kilter R&B from the diva of the double-entendre as it flits from old blues to raw urban hip hop, skeletal rhythms and, ultimately, virtual full-blown soul.
The boundaries may have shifted far enough to include references to water sports and flavoured condoms, but the Donald McGill spirit of double-entendre lives on in this witless saga of lonely men and vacuum cleaners.
I stupidly garner the administration's attention early on when I use a risque double-entendre in one of my English classes.
Since Bill Haley and His Comets first introduced America to the driving, sensual rhythms and coy double-entendre lyrics that have become popular music's stock in trade, rock 'n' roll has evolved into a number of distinct styles, including the "acid" rock of the drug-soaked sixties, the nihilistic mayhem of punk and heavy metal, the brazen misogyny of rap, and the hypnotic repetitiveness of techno.
The double-entendre rifle refers to the working-class, predominantly Latino Frisco neighborhood where our writerly hero, Marvin (Chris Coburn), is typing away on his, mission -- to write his first novel.