equivoque

noun
equi·voque | \ˈe-kwə-ˌvōk, ˈē- \
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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