Meaning of insinuendo in English:


Pronunciation /ɪnˌsɪnjʊˈɛndəʊ/

nounplural noun insinuendos

informal, mainly humorous
another term for insinuation
‘Despite the insinuendo in the book, Denis accompanied his wife of 19 years to her reading.’
  • ‘He draws us in with poignant songs of penetrating insinuendo, closer to our hearts than we care to admit.’


Late 19th century blend of insinuation and innuendo.