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Kleenex

[ klee-neks ]
/ ˈkli nɛks /
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Trademark.

a brand name for a soft, disposable paper tissue, used especially as a handkerchief.

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British Dictionary definitions for kleenex

Kleenex

/ (ˈkliːnɛks) /

noun plural -ex or -exes

trademark a kind of soft paper tissue, used esp as a handkerchief
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Word Origin and History for kleenex

Kleenex


n.

1925, proprietary name, registered by Cellucotton Products Company, Neenah, Wisconsin, U.S.; later Kimberly-Clark Corp. An arbitrary alteration of clean + brand-name suffix -ex.

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