condom

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English[edit]

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A rolled-up condom.

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Many speculations exist. Possibly derived from Italian guantone, from guanto (a glove)

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒn.dɒm/, /ˈkɒn.dəm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɑn.dəm/, /ˈkʌn.dəm/
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condom (plural condoms)

  1. A flexible sleeve made of latex or other impermeable material such as sheepskin, worn over an erect penis during sexual intercourse as a contraceptive or as a way to prevent the spread of STDs.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:condom
    buy a pack of condoms
    flavoured condom
    ribbed condoms

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From English condom.

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condom (Hong Kong Cantonese)

  1. condom (Classifier: )
  2. (originally Internet slang, figuratively) someone or something easily disposed, due to their worthlessness after use

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  • (condom):

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condom m (plural condoms)

  1. (Quebec) condom

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condom m (invariable)

  1. condom
    Synonyms: preservativo, profilattico