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double entendre(DUB-uhl ahn-TAHN-druh) noun
noun: A word or phrase used in a manner that it can be interpreted in two ways, especially when one of the meanings is risqué.
[From obsolete French, literally double meaning.]
"Without double-entendre British comedy would be bereft. A short
selection from a week's viewing: 'You should have heard the gasps
when I showed my marrow to the Women's Institute'."
Selfish, adj. Devoid of consideration for the selfishness of others. -Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), [The Devil's Dictionary, 1906]
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