dou·ble-en·ten·dre (dŭb′əl-än-tändrə, d-bläɴ-täɴdrə)
1. A word or phrase having a double meaning, especially when the second meaning is risqué.
2. The use of such a word or phrase; ambiguity.
[Obsolete French : double, double + entendre, to mean, interpretation.]
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