Definition of double entendre in English:
noun (plural double entendres pronounced same)
1A word or phrase open to two interpretations, one of which is usually risqué or indecent: he was unable to get through two consecutive sentences without a smutty double entendre
More example sentences
- The country's funniest entertainers have been warned to keep their double entendres to themselves when they appear at the British Comedy Awards 2003.
- The naïve values I was raised on - and passed down to my kids, seem less and less relevant in a world of connivance, double dealings, double crossings and double entendres.
- So - but as far as the material went, no, we couldn't do double entendres, and he did change words once in a while.
1.1 [mass noun] Humour that uses double entendres.
- It is also an extremely funny illustration of the national obsession with word-play, in-jokes and notably filthy double entendre.
- Where you used to have double entendre and the words had a perfectly ‘innocent’ surface meaning, children can happily sing that.
- The taxi ride to his place is thick with innuendo and double entendre.
Late 17th century: from obsolete French (now double entente), 'double understanding'.
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