Word of the Week: innuendo (ĭn-yōō-ĔN-dō)


(Noun) An oblique hint, indirect suggestion; an allusive remark concerning a person or thing, especially one of a depreciatory kind.

In Context

“The Grimms’ transformation of a tale replete with sexual innuendo into a prim and proper nursery story with a dutiful daughter is almost as striking as the folkloric metamorphosis of frog into prince.”

Maria Tatar, The Hard Facts of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Second Edition, 2003.