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equivoque

or equivoke

[ek-wuh-vohk, ee-kwuh-] /ˈɛk wəˌvoʊk, ˈi kwə-/
noun
1.
an equivocal term; an ambiguous expression.
2.
a play on words; pun.
3.
double meaning; ambiguity.
Origin of equivoque
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English equivoc adj.; see equivocal
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equivoque

/ˈɛkwɪˌvəʊk/
noun
1.
a play on words; pun
2.
an ambiguous phrase or expression
3.
double meaning; ambiguity
Word Origin
C14: equivocequivocal
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