Meaning of “condom” in the English Dictionary


"condom" in English

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condomnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒn.dɒm/ us /ˈkɑːn.dəm/ UK also sheath

Examples from literature

  • 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. 

(Definition of “condom” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"condom" in American English

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condomnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑn·dəm/

a thin, rubber covering that a man can wear on his penis (= sex organ) during sex to prevent pregnancy or protect against disease

(Definition of “condom” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)