Simple Definition of innuendo
: a statement which indirectly suggests that someone has done something immoral, improper, etc.
Full Definition of innuendo
plural in·nu·en·dos or in·nu·en·does
Examples of innuendo
His reputation has been damaged by innuendos about his drinking and gambling.
His reputation has been damaged by innuendo.
The movie relies on sexual innuendo for its humor.
Origin of innuendo
Latin, by nodding, from innuere to nod to, make a sign to, from in- + nuere to nod; akin to Latin nutare to nod — more at numen
First Known Use: 1678
Rhymes with innuendo
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