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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In India, for instance, RB has been selling products like Dettol, Harpic, Strepsils tablets for sore throat, Lizol toilet cleaners, and Durex condoms for years. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "A 200-year-old British consumer goods giant is banking on an Indian for growth," 14 June 2019 The number of cases dropped from the 1970s to roughly 2010, driven by new antibiotics and increased condom use during the AIDS epidemic. NBC News, "NYC's 'Quickie Lab' closes loophole in sexual health prevention," 13 June 2019 Reckitt Benckiser, the company that owns Lysol disinfectant and Durex condoms, will struggle to wash its hands of its former ward Indivior. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "Lysol’s Owner Has a Fresh Mess on its Hands," 11 Apr. 2019 The service runs from a fully-equipped truck, offering food, condoms, blankets, safety alarms, and a safe place to talk. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Duchess Meghan Shared Touching Messages with Vulnerable Women During Bristol Visit," 1 Feb. 2019 More than 100,000 royal family enthusiasts are expected to pack Windsor's streets and businesses selling royal-wedding themed events, lunches, tea parties, dances, booze, trinkets — even condoms — have gone into overdrive ahead of the big day. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, "Will & Kate's third baby: Royal well-wishers camp out, count down in London," 20 Apr. 2018 No guy is ever too large-and-in-charge to wear a condom. The Editors, Marie Claire, "10 Reasons Sex Can Be Painful," 18 Aug. 2017 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

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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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