noun, plural dou·ble en·ten·dres [duhb-uh l ahn-tahn-druh z, -tahndz; French doo-blahn-tahn-druh] /ˈdʌb əl ɑnˈtɑn drəz, -ˈtɑndz; French du blɑ̃ˈtɑ̃ drə/.
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Example sentences from the Web for double-entendre
Though a good fellow and a wisely humorous one, he seldom said any thing whose cleverness lay in a double-entendre.
A double-entendre is designed here, and the same is often to be found in old plays.
This double-entendre was originally published in a Philadelphia newspaper a hundred years ago.The Queer, the Quaint and the Quizzical|Frank H. Stauffer
It was not a double-entendre, but a mot of triple ambiguity.The Scalp Hunters|Mayne Reid
No double-entendre was intended, but Ruth's thoughts gave one miserable bound to Arnold.Other Things Being Equal|Emma Wolf
British Dictionary definitions for double-entendre
Word Origin for double entendre
Cultural definitions for double-entendre
A word or expression that has two different meanings (in French, double-entendre means “double meaning”), one of which is often bawdy or indelicate. A double-entendre is found in this sentence: “A nudist camp is simply a place where men and women meet to air their differences.”