noun (plural same)British trademark
A contraceptive sheath; a condom.
- No, don't know about those things, teacher said knowing the Holy Ghost was more important than knowing how to get a Durex.
- Tales of Durex reminded the East Londoner of a similar act of innocence when he served on board SA Waterberg.
- Crossing Euston Rd at Baker St, I take a deep breath and hold it against traffic fumes, till I reach the other side. I buy things on my shopping list, Durex, tissues, baby oil.
1930s: name invented by the manufacturers, probably based on Latin durare 'to last'.
Words that rhyme with DurexLurex, murex
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