Definition of condom in English:


Syllabification: con·dom
Pronunciation: /ˈkändəm


A thin rubber sheath worn on a man’s penis during sexual intercourse as a contraceptive or as protection against infection.
More example sentences
  • You may be irritated by certain makes of condoms, contraceptive creams or lubricants.
  • Barrier methods of contraception include diaphragms, condoms and cervical caps.
  • The only way to have safe sex is to use a reliable barrier method of contraception such as a condom.
contraceptive, prophylactic, sheath
trademark Trojan
informal rubber
chiefly British informal French letter


early 18th century: of unknown origin; often said to be named after a physician who invented it, but no such person has been traced.

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