Definition of condom in English:

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condom

Pronunciation: /ˈkändəm/

noun

A thin rubber sheath worn on a man’s penis during sexual intercourse as a contraceptive or as protection against infection.
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.
Synonyms
contraceptive, prophylactic, sheath
trademark Trojan
informal rubber
chiefly British informal French letter

Origin

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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  • This is often said to be named after a physician who invented it, but no such person has been traced, and its origin is unknown.

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Syllabification: con·dom

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