condomnoun [ C ]uk /ˈkɒn.dɒm/ us /ˈkɑːn.dəm/ UK also sheath
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- A primitive condom just introduced to the aristocracy from France helped deter syphilis, but was uncomfortable and unreliable.
- The mountain path had grown over with weeds and thistles and condoms and cans and inexplicable maxi-pads and doll parts.
- There is some interest in attempting to trace the origin and history of the condom, though it seems impossible to do so with any precision.