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 Serial impregnator Nick Cannon was once gifted a condom vending machine by Kevin Hart. Tim Chan, Rolling Stone, 24 Aug. 2022 The Supreme Court ruling is one of the strictest in a recent spate of measures addressing deceptive condom use, as courts try to define consent. New York Times, 29 July 2022 People who have had their birth control prescriptions or condom purchases denied by large pharmacies continue to flood social media with their stories under the hashtags #BoycottWalgreens and ##CVSDeniesCare. Sara Edwards, USA TODAY, 27 July 2022 Hutchinson pierced holes in the condom and impregnated his girlfriend. Karina Tsui, Washington Post, 29 July 2022 Or even an unbreakable condom (one of the more modest promises). WIRED, 26 Aug. 2022 In a field experiment, another man devised a clever way to keep fuses, firing caps and matches dry underwater by wrapping them in a condom. Andrew Dubbins, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Aug. 2022 Some studies have indicated that possibility, so experts also recommend using a condom for a few weeks after recovering from the virus. Grace Tooheystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2022 Walmart security contacted police at 4 p.m. July 29 after finding an unused condom attached to a note stuck on a car parked in its parking lot. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 4 Aug. 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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24 Sep 2022

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“Condom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condom. Accessed 24 Sep. 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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