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Meaning of DOUBLE ENTENDRE

Pronunciation:  'dubul ân'tândru

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an ambiguity with one interpretation that is indelicate
 
 See Also: ambiguity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dou"ble-en*ten"dre\, n. [F. double double +
entendre to mean. This is a barbarous compound of French
words. The true French equivalent is double entente.]
A word or expression admitting of a double interpretation,
one of which is often obscure or indelicate.

 
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