The definition of “innuendo,” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “an oblique allusion.”
When they sang along to Flo Rida's "Whistle," do you think they got the innuendo?
And then, with the innuendo of advertising copy, things get a little steamy.
Do they have reason to believe there was conduct presenting a physical danger to people, or was it rumor or innuendo?
He had nothing to do with the autopsy or anything to do with the case ... That story is based on rumor and innuendo.
He might degrade Marcolina by mockery and lascivious phrases, full of innuendo.
Then without waiting for a reply to this innuendo he turned his attention to Hardy.
Schiaparelli has been called an impostor, and Lowell has come in for his full share of vituperation and innuendo.
The innuendo that he might be unfaithful had gone through her heart like a knife.
innuendo he had always found more effective than direct statement.
1670s, "oblique hint, indiscreet suggestion," usually a deprecatory one, from Latin innuendo "by meaning, pointing to," literally "giving a nod to," ablative of gerund of innuere "to mean, signify," literally "to nod to," from in- "at" + nuere "to nod" (see numinous). Originally a legal phrase (1560s) from Medieval Latin, with the sense of "to wit." It often introduced the derogatory meaning alleged in libel cases, which influenced its broader meaning. As a verb, from 1706.