innuendo - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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pluralinnuendoes or innuendos
  1. 1
    the use of statements with a second possible meaning, usually referring to sex and intended as a joke, or one of these statements

    a comic act full of sexual innuendo

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  2. 2
    the use of insulting or negative comments about someone that are suggested rather than stated directly, or one of these comments

    The president was brought down through gossip and innuendo.