innuendo

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin innuendō ‎(by nodding), ablative singular form of innuendum ‎(a nodding), gerund of innuō ‎(I give a nod).

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Noun[edit]

innuendo ‎(plural innuendoes or innuendos or innuendis)

  1. A derogatory hint or reference to a person or thing. An implication, intimation or insinuation.
    She made a devious innuendo about her husband, who was embarrassed.
  2. (logic) A rhetorical device with an omitted, but obvious conclusion, made to increase the force of an argument.

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Verb[edit]

innuendō

  1. dative gerund of innuō