double-entendre


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Synonyms for double-entendre

an expression or term liable to more than one interpretation

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Indeed, some of Tatwine's riddles denote a good knowledge of double-entendre technique and a skillful handling of sexual imagery.
By its very definition, a double-entendre requires the use of words with two sets of meaning: one that is sexually suggestive and one that is not.
Getting called on the carpet for using stupid double-entendres I can understand, but my next run-in is over something I couldn't have foreseen.
Since Bill Haley and His Comets first introduced America to the driving, sensual rhythms and coy double-entendre lyrics that have become popular music's stock in trade, rock 'n' roll has evolved into a number of distinct styles, including the "acid" rock of the drug-soaked sixties, the nihilistic mayhem of punk and heavy metal, the brazen misogyny of rap, and the hypnotic repetitiveness of techno.
The double-entendre rifle refers to the working-class, predominantly Latino Frisco neighborhood where our writerly hero, Marvin (Chris Coburn), is typing away on his, mission -- to write his first novel.
The concept and practice of the "covert"-in-public through black rhetorical subterfuge, double-entendre, masking, signifyin(g) is--somewhat ironically--well-documented as part of the genius of black expression.
Peppered with just the same nudging sort of double-entendre as her "c's, her u's, and her t's," the passage clearly recalls Malvolio's pondering on his lady's handwriting.
Lavish color portraits are breezily identified by double-entendre captions; to be sure, this is a paradise with a sense of humor.
Full of sexual innuendo, double-entendre and auto-referential visual puns (Pee-Wee once "went camping" on the set, complete with flaming campfire), Pee-Wee's Playhouse played house in the wreckage of American innocence.
The treatment encourages interpretation of the "B" literally as "Beam" the company name, and figuratively, playing to the double-entendre of "beam" as it relates to light, balance and structural support.
They used Land Registry data to analyse property prices on streets with double-entendre names like Minge Lane, in Upton-Upon-Severn, Worcestershire, and Fanny Hands Lane, in Ludford, Lincolnshire, and found a big difference in values.
We don't mind the little people tagging along, but let's be honest: this cross-dressing, double-entendre ridden festival of camp is just as much for us as them.
Come On uses double-entendre to impugn his prowess in bed, while Wrap My Head Around That savages hollow promises.
The Sex And The City actress appears in the double-entendre ad saying: "Why didn't you tell me it was so big?
Kenneth Horne was the original straight man in a line-up which included Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and the late, undeniably great, Kenneth Williams - all of them masters of the double-entendre - and this merry carry-on on the Sabbath, no less.