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

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External condoms, which respectively have a typical and perfect use failure rate of 18 and 2 percent, might be a better option. Kasandra Brabaw, SELF, "Can You Get Pregnant From Precum?," 7 Mar. 2019 What happens if an image of the couple or a royal emblem is used in a way the tests those subjective parameters, like those condoms, perhaps? Claire Zillman, Fortune, "The Royal Family Is Fiercely Protective of Its Brand—Until a Royal Wedding Rolls Around," 18 May 2018 Who wants to pick up condoms off their lawn in the morning? John Byrne, chicagotribune.com, "Anti-prostitution proposal to crack down on pimps heads to full City Council," 22 June 2018 An instance where Tank Girl put a condom on a banana before throwing it at a villain—gone. Liz Ohanesian, Los Angeles Magazine, "How Tank Girl Went From Box Office Bomb to Cult Classic," 14 June 2018 The condom-maker Natex is a joint venture between the federal government and the remote state of Acre. Paulo Trevisani, WSJ, "Banks, a Food Wholesaler—Even a Condom Factory: Brazil’s Government Is Big Business," 11 Dec. 2018 The condom creations will be auctioned off after the runway show. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte designers to show off ‘fashionable, wearable’ art...made of condoms," 2 Feb. 2018 Here are three common conditions that might be causing your next-level cramps: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease This is an infection in your reproductive organs, typically caused by an untreated STD (yep, just another reason to always use a condom). Elizabeth Kiefer, Teen Vogue, "What Is A Period? 10 Things To Know About Your Menstrual Cycle," 6 Sep. 2018 The use of condoms increased, as did the use of birth control pills. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Cultural barriers still stand in the way of HPV vaccine uptake," 4 Nov. 2018

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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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condom

noun

English Language Learners Definition of condom

: a thin rubber covering that a man wears on his penis during sex in order to prevent a woman from becoming pregnant or to prevent the spread of diseases

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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