Definition of condom in English:


Syllabification: con·dom
Pronunciation: /ˈkändəm, ˈkən-


  • A thin rubber sheath worn on a man’s penis during sexual intercourse as a contraceptive or as protection against infection.
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    • 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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