Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “tampon”


noun [C]  /ˈtæm·pɑn/ us  
a small cylinder of cotton or other material which a woman uses to absorb her menstrual blood
(Definition of tampon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of tampon?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Toiletry & perfumes, but you might be interested in these topics from the Personal care topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “tampon” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


to throw or drop something carelessly

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More