equivoque

or eq·ui·voke

[ ek-wuh-vohk, ee-kwuh- ]
/ ˈɛk wəˌvoʊk, ˈi kwə- /

noun

an equivocal term; an ambiguous expression.
a play on words; pun.
double meaning; ambiguity.

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Origin of equivoque

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English equivoc (adjective); see equivocal
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British Dictionary definitions for equivoque

equivoque

equivoke

/ (ˈɛkwɪˌvəʊk) /

noun

a play on words; pun
an ambiguous phrase or expression
double meaning; ambiguity

Word Origin for equivoque

C14: equivoc equivocal
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