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equivoque

or eq·ui·voke

[ek-wuh-vohk, ee-kwuh-]
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noun
  1. an equivocal term; an ambiguous expression.
  2. a play on words; pun.
  3. double meaning; ambiguity.

Origin of equivoque

1350–1400; Middle English equivoc adj.; see equivocal
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equivoque

equivoke

noun
  1. a play on words; pun
  2. an ambiguous phrase or expression
  3. double meaning; ambiguity

Word Origin

C14: equivoc equivocal
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