Definition of innuendo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

innuendo

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌɪnjuˈendəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnjuˈendoʊ//
 
[countable, uncountable](pl. innuendoes, innuendos)(disapproving) Linguistic devices
 
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an indirect remark about somebody/something, usually suggesting something bad or rude; the use of remarks like this innuendoes about her private life The song is full of sexual innuendo. See related entries: Linguistic devices Word Origin mid 16th cent. (as an adverb in the sense ‘that is to say, to wit’, used in legal documents to introduce an explanation): Latin, ‘by nodding at, by pointing to’, ablative gerund of innuere, from in- ‘towards’ + nuere ‘to nod’. The noun dates from the late 17th cent.
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