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Meaning of “innuendo” in the English Dictionary

"innuendo" in British English

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innuendonoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌɪn.juˈen.dəʊ/  us   /-doʊ/ (plural innuendos or innuendoes)
(the making of) a ​remark or ​remarks that ​suggest something ​sexual or something ​unpleasant but do not refer to it ​directly: There's always an ​element of sexual innuendo in ​ourconversations.
(Definition of innuendo from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"innuendo" in American English

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innuendonoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌɪn·juˈen·doʊ/ (plural innuendos or innuendoes)
a ​remark that ​suggests something but does not refer to it ​directly, or this ​type of ​remark in ​general: [U] The ​electioncampaign was ​marred by ​rumor and innuendo.
(Definition of innuendo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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