Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural same)trademark
A sanitary tampon.
- Both Tampax and o.b. claim to be dioxin-free - bleached with chlorine that is essentially of the home-cleaning variety.
- I spotted this in a Tampax advert while watching game shows to learn Spanish.
- On opening it, I found it contained a sample box of Tampax tampons, together with a fact-filled leaflet designed to guide pubescent girls through their first period.
1930s: an arbitrary formation from tampon.
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