- a thin sheath, usually of very thin rubber, worn over the penis during sexual intercourse to prevent conception or sexually transmitted disease.
Origin of condom
Related Words for condomcontraceptive, prophylactic, raincoat, safe, rubber, protection, sheath, johnny
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Contemporary Examples of condom
ELIOT: WE KNOW YOU WORE BLACK SOCKS, BUT DID YOU WEAR A CONDOM?Eliot Spitzer Mobbed by Press, Heckled at First Campaign Stop
July 9, 2013
Historical Examples of condom
The history of Condom as an ecclesiastical see is very brief.The Cathedrals of Southern France
After visiting Rome, he was made bishop of Condom 937 , and in 1763 was translated to the archbishopric of Toulouse.
He turned to the left to reach this place, and found the road full of people returning from the market at Condom.The Forty-Five Guardsmen
Condom (Condomus) was founded in the 8th century, but in 840 was sacked and burnt by the Normans.
Condom was, during the middle ages, a fortress of considerable strength.
- a sheathlike covering of thin rubber worn on the penis or in the vagina during sexual intercourse to prevent conception or infection
Word Origin for condom
1706, traditionally named for a British physician during reign of Charles II (a story traceable to 1709), but there is no evidence for that. Also spelled condam, quondam, which suggests it may be from Italian guantone, from guanto "a glove." A word omitted in the original OED (c.1890) and not used openly in the U.S. and not advertised in mass media until November 1986 speech by Surgeon General C. Everett Koop on AIDS prevention. Cf. prophylactic.
- A flexible sheath, usually made of thin rubber or latex, designed to cover the penis or vagina during sexual intercourse for contraceptive purposes or as a means of preventing sexually transmitted diseases.
- A similar device, consisting of a loose-fitting polyurethane sheath closed at one end, that is inserted into the vagina before sexual intercourse.female condom