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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: 'by speaking indirectly', from innuere 'to say indirectly', from nuere 'to nod'

innuendo

noun
     
in‧nu‧en‧do plural innuendoes or innuendos [uncountable and countable]
a remark that suggests something sexual or unpleasant without saying it directly, or these remarks in general [↪ double entendre]:
His writing is full of sexual innuendoes.
a campaign based on rumour, innuendo, and gossip

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