Definition of condom noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒndɒm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːndəm//
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  1. 1(British English also sheath) (also North American English, formal or specialist prophylactic) a thin rubber covering that a man wears over his penis during sex to stop a woman from becoming pregnant or to protect against disease
  2. 2female condom a thin rubber device that a woman wears inside her vagina during sex to prevent herself from becoming pregnant
  3. Word Originearly 18th cent.: of unknown origin; often said to be named after a physician who invented it, but no such person has been traced.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: condom