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double entendre

noun [C] uk   us   /ˌduː.bl̩.ɑːnˈtɑːn.drə/
a word or phrase that might be understood in two ways, one of which is usually sexual
Translations of “double entendre”
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常指含猥褻含意的)雙關語…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常指含猥亵含意的)双关语…
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