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Line breaks: con¦dom
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒndəm

Definition of condom in English:


A thin rubber sheath worn on a man’s penis during sexual intercourse as a contraceptive or as a 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.
North American prophylactic
British trademark Durex, Femidom
British informal johnny, something for the weekend
North American informal rubber, safe, safety, skin
British informal , dated French letter, Frenchy
dated protective


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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