Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday phrase: double entendre

double entendre, n.

  1. ambiguity of meaning arising from language that lends itself to more than one interpretation

  2. a word or expression capable of two interpretations with one usually risqué


    obsolete French, literally, double meaning

    First Known Use: 1673

    A number of examples can be found in this article

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