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 The lawsuit says hotel staff overlooked easily observed signs of trafficking, including trash cans full of condoms, payment for rooms in cash, and refusal of housekeeping services. CBS News, "Hotel chains ignored human trafficking, lawsuits allege," 19 Dec. 2019 Plenty of time to admire the jar of condoms on the front table. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Burgers: Southtown 101," 11 Oct. 2019 After an incident when the condom broke, her mom took her to Planned Parenthood to get birth control. Kristin Toussaint, Teen Vogue, "Why Miscarriages Should Be in All Sex Ed Lesson Plans," 18 Apr. 2019 Someone can have their friend can open the condom beforehand. Gabi Thorne, Allure, "We Need to Talk About “Consent Condoms,” and Why They Don’t Work," 11 Apr. 2019 Other than a full vasectomy, men have no real birth control options beside the condom. Alexis Jones, Marie Claire, "This New Topical Gel Birth Control For Men Could Change Everything," 30 Nov. 2018 Abstinence is one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations to avoid STIs, along with vaccines, condoms and mutual monogamy. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Nurses and doctors are flocking to TikTok to crack jokes and lip sync. But are they eroding patients' trust?," 18 Jan. 2020 The Utah Department of Health apologizes for the offensive packaging included on condoms distributed as part of an HIV campaign. NBC News, "Utah governor halts condom campaign over 'sexual innuendo' of slogans," 16 Jan. 2020 Women who use LARCs have less than a 1% chance of getting pregnant, a rate comparable to actual sterilization, compared to 9% for pills and 18% for condoms. Anna Claire Vollers | Avollers@al.com, al, "Don’t want to get pregnant? Alabama’s here for you," 5 Nov. 2019

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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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26 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Condom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condom. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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condom

noun
How to pronounce condom (audio)

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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