equivoque

noun
equi·​voque | \ ˈe-kwə-ˌvōk How to pronounce equivoque (audio) , ˈē- How to pronounce equivoque (audio) \
variants: or less commonly equivoke

Definition of equivoque

1 : an equivocal word or phrase specifically : pun
2a : double meaning
b : wordplay

First Known Use of equivoque

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for equivoque

French équivoque, from équivoque equivocal, from Late Latin aequivocus

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“Equivoque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equivoque. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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