nudge nudge wink wink

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English[edit]

Interjection[edit]

nudge nudge wink wink

  1. (idiomatic) A phrase added at the end of the sentence to hint that the speaker is referring to something else, euphemistically.
    • 1971 "Nudge Nudge" from Monty Python's Flying Circus
      Is, uh,... Is your wife a goer, eh? Know whatahmean, know whatahmean, nudge nudge, know whatahmean, say no more?
      Anyway, the reason I didn't answer the door was because I was busy in bed, nudge nudge wink wink.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is the equivalent of nudging someone and winking at them, which cannot be done in writing. When spoken, adds a humorous connotation.
  • In some areas is said as "wink wink, nudge nudge"

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