double entendrenoun [ C ]uk /ˌduː.bəl ɑːnˈtɑːn.drə/ us /ˌduː.bəl ɑːnˈtɑːn.drə/
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- And wasn't what he had just said very like what the French call a double entendre?
- It was impossible to think of telling her a nasty story, a "double entendre" fell flat when she was there.
- The Normans failed to see the " double entendre " of this reply.
- The engineer burst into a laugh, which sounded very hollow there, and then we noticed the double entendre, and mutual explanations ensued.