equivoque

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noun equi·voque \ˈe-kwə-ˌvōk, ˈē-\
variants: or less commonly

equivoke

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Definition of equivoque

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

  2. 2a :  double meaningb :  wordplay

Origin and Etymology of equivoque

French équivoque, from équivoque equivocal, from Late Latin aequivocus


First Known Use: 1599

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