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equivoque

noun equi·voque \ˈe-kwə-ˌvōk, ˈē-\

Definition of equivoque

  1. 1 :  an equivocal word or phrase; specifically :  pun

  2. 2 a :  double meaning b :  wordplay



Variants of equivoque

also equivoke play \ˈe-kwə-ˌvōk, ˈē-\

Origin of equivoque

French équivoque, from équivoque equivocal, from Late Latin aequivocus


First Known Use: 1599


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