insinuendo

1) Combination of insinuate and innuendo. Gentle indicator that a certain level of impropriety is afoot.
A great word for folks who are poor decision makers.

1. Are you calling me a fat bitch? 2. Why, yes. That was my so subtle insinuendo.

2) Combines the meanings of insinuate and innuendo, to suggest in an indirect manner usually unpleasant, unkind, or generally unfavourable information about a person.

Darla's insinuendo about Bill's leisure activities crept into conversations throughout the company.


Dictionary of american slang with examples. .

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  • insinuendo — noun insinuation containing innuendo Truly a man may wish, “O that mine enemy would let me write his Preface! Could I not damn with faint praise and stab with sharp insinuendo?” – to use the labor saving and much needed word thoughtlessly… …   Wiktionary

  • insinuendo — in·sin·u·en·do …   English syllables

  • insinuendo — ə̇nˌsinyəˈwen(ˌ)dō noun ( s) Etymology: blend of insinuation and innuendo : insinuation 2a …   Useful english dictionary

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