condom

noun
con·​dom | \ ˈkän-dəm How to pronounce condom (audio) , ˈkən-, dialectal -drəm \

Definition of condom

1 : a sheath commonly of rubber worn over the penis (as to prevent conception or venereal infection during coitus)
2 : a device that is designed to be inserted into the vagina before coitus and that resembles in form and function the condom used by males

Examples of condom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even fewer middle schools, and about half of high schools, taught students how to use a condom correctly. al, 28 June 2022 Brontez Purnell, 39, writer and musician Wear a condom. New York Times, 21 Apr. 2022 Common situations when it is used include after forgetting to take several birth control pills or when a condom breaks or falls off. Naomi Thomas, CNN, 28 June 2022 By taking the pill, Yuriko was already in the minority of women in Japan choosing oral contraception instead of relying on the man to use a condom or pull out. Julia Mio Inuma, Washington Post, 14 June 2022 The modern condom was introduced in the mid-1800s, when inventor Charles Goodyear, of the Goodyear tire, introduced rubber vulcanization, whereby natural rubber and sulfur are combined under heat to create a durable, elastic material. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 20 May 2022 Among the condom brands manufactured by Julius Schmid were Fourex, Ramses and Sheik. Stuart Anderson, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Less than three months after Calhoun’s sentencing, the analysis was completed on the condom that was retrieved from the second crime scene. Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2022 Remember, the Covid-19 vaccines isn’t like a full body concrete condom. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of condom

circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for condom

origin unknown

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The first known use of condom was circa 1706

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2 Jul 2022

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“Condom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condom. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for condom

condom

noun
con·​dom | \ ˈkän-dəm also ˈkən- \

Medical Definition of condom

1 : a sheath commonly of rubber worn over the penis (as to prevent conception or venereal infection during coitus)

called also sheath

2 : a device that is designed to be inserted into the vagina before coitus and that resembles in form and function the condom used by males

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