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sanitary pad

Meaning: a menstrual pad

For example:

  • My husband was too embarrassed to buy sanitary pads!

  • The girls will start menstruating soon, so you'd better get them some sanitary pads.

Note: Also "sanitary napkin" and "sanitary towel". They are worn by women who are menstruating or having their "period".

Quick Quiz:

Who needs sanitary pads?

a. unsanitary men

b. sanitation workers

c. menstruating women

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Contributor: Matt Errey