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 Maybe condom sales will skyrocket, Zoom happy hours will be replaced by orgies, and the streets will run with cherry lube. Jenny Singer, Glamour, "Six Women on How They Plan to Spend the Horniest Summer in History," 5 Apr. 2021 In a flashback scene, Vida finds a condom in 15 year old Melanie’s bedroom and freaks out, even though it was given to her in health class. Emily Gould, Vulture, "Let Sharon Mashihi Whisper in Your Ear," 1 Feb. 2021 It can be used as needed, much like a condom, which is a plus. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "The New Phexxi Birth Control Gel Ad Isn’t Great — But How’s The Actual Product?," 3 Mar. 2021 The drop in condom sales in the third quarter followed a 13% decline in the previous period due to social distancing. Gerald Porter Jr., Bloomberg.com, "Baby Boom Ahead? Church & Dwight’s Condom Sales Still Down," 29 Oct. 2020 Be sure to check the latest Mundschutzmode (mouth protection fashion) before selecting your Gesichtskondom (face condom, as a mask is sometimes known). Washington Post, "No social distancing — or Mindestabstandsregelung — for words in Germany’s complex pandemic lexicon," 1 Mar. 2021 Perhaps Ryan didn’t realize how serious Stephanie was about the condom thing. Ashley Ray-harris, Vulture, "90 Day Fiancé Recap: Excuses, Excuses," 22 Feb. 2021 As the episode starts, Johnny is in bed with Carmen, Miguel’s mother, after a night of passionate lovemaking and hopefully some very responsible condom use. Brian Moylan, Vulture, "Cobra Kai Recap: Ali Want for Christmas," 4 Jan. 2021 While there’s nothing wrong with a little bathroom humor in moderation, a steady diet of car-bomb and condom similes will ruin any author’s expressive palette. Theodore Gioia, The New Republic, "Death to the Negative Restaurant Review," 16 Dec. 2020

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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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9 Apr 2021

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“Condom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condom. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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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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