Definition of French letter in English:

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French letter

Pronunciation: /ˈˌfrenCH ˈledər/


British informal
A condom.
Example sentences
  • The new orthodoxy preached by the ostensibly liberal apostles of political correctness sanctifies the condom, no longer to be referred to disparagingly as the rubber Johnny or the French letter.
  • According to the ad, ‘Julius would like to give you some straight talk about French letters.’
  • I had taken some trouble to insert among the smoked salmon and cream cheese, a French letter.

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Syllabification: French let·ter

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