Innuendo Definition

ĭnyo͝o-ĕndō
innuendoes, innuendos
noun
innuendos
Explanatory material, set forth in the complaint in an action for libel or slander, explaining the expressions alleged to be libelous or slanderous.
Webster's New World
An indirect remark, gesture, or reference, usually implying something derogatory; insinuation.
Webster's New World
An indirect or suggestive remark, usually a disparagement of someone.
Webster's New World Law
A section in a libel pleading explaining the plaintiff’s construction of the defendant’s allegedly libelous utterances.
Webster's New World Law
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Other Word Forms of Innuendo

Noun

Singular:
innuendo
Plural:
innuendoes, innuendos

Origin of Innuendo

  • From Latin innuendō by hinting ablative of innuendum gerund of innuere to nod to in- to, toward in–2 -nuere to nod

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin innuendō (“by nodding”), ablative singular form of innuendum (“a nodding”), gerund of innuō (“I give a nod”).

    From Wiktionary

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