innuendo
noun (plural -dos or -does) Etymology: Latin, by nodding, from innuere to nod to, make a sign to, from in- + nuere to nod; akin to Latin nutare to nod — more at numen Date: 1678 1. a. an oblique allusion ; hint, insinuation; especially a veiled or equivocal reflection on character or reputation b. the use of such allusions <
resorting to innuendo
>
2. a parenthetical explanation introduced into the text of a legal document

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  • Innuendo — In nu*en do, n.; pl. {Innuedoes}(?). [L., by intimation, by hinting, gerund of innuere, innutum, to give a nod, to intimate; pref. in in, to + nuere (in comp.) to nod. See {Nutation}.] 1. An oblique hint; a remote allusion or reference, usually… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • innuendo — 1670s, oblique hint, indiscreet suggestion, usually a depreciatory one, from L. innuendo by meaning, pointing to, lit. giving a nod to, ablative of gerund of innuere to mean, signify, lit. to nod to, from in at + nuere to nod (see NUMINOUS (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • innuendo — insinuation Analogous words: hinting or hint, intimation, suggestion (see corresponding verbs at SUGGEST): implication, inference: allusion (see corresponding verb at REFER) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • innuendo — meaning ‘an indirectly disparaging hint or remark’, has the plural form innuendoes. The word is derived from a Latin gerund (verbal noun) meaning ‘by nodding at’, i.e. ‘by pointing to, by meaning’. In English it was originally used in legal… …   Modern English usage

  • innuendo — [n] suggestion allusion, aside, aspersion, hint, implication, imputation, insinuation, intimation, overtone, reference, whisper; concepts 75,278 Ant. evidence, proof …   New thesaurus

  • innuendo — ► NOUN (pl. innuendoes or innuendos) ▪ an allusive or oblique remark, typically a suggestive or disparaging one. ORIGIN originally used in legal documents, meaning «that is to say»: from Latin, by nodding at, by pointing to , from in towards +… …   English terms dictionary

  • innuendo — [in΄yo͞o en′dō] n. pl. innuendoes or innuendos [L, by nodding to, abl. of ger. of innuere, to nod to, hint < in , in + nuere, to nod < IE base * neu , to jerk, beckon, nod > Sans návatē, (he) turns, L numen, a nod] 1. Law explanatory… …   English World dictionary

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