Innuendo

Definition of Innuendo

In`nu`en´do
n.1.An oblique hint; a remote allusion or reference, usually derogatory to a person or thing not named; an insinuation.
Mercury . . . owns it a marriage by an innuendo.
- Dryden.
Pursue your trade of scandal picking;
Your innuendoes, when you tell us,
That Stella loves to talk with fellows.
- Swift.
2.(Law) An averment employed in pleading, to point the application of matter otherwise unintelligible; an interpretative parenthesis thrown into quoted matter to explain an obscure word or words; - as, the plaintiff avers that the defendant said that he (innuendo the plaintiff) was a thief.

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