Definition of double entendre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


double entendre

BrE BrE//ˌduːbl ɒ̃ˈtɒ̃drə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌduːbl ɑ̃ːˈtɑ̃ːdrə//
(from French)
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a word or phrase that can be understood in two different ways, one of which usually refers to sex Word Originlate 17th cent.: from obsolete French (now double entente), ‘double understanding’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: double entendre