This page is about the slang term rubber

American English


a condom

For example

  • It's really important to use a rubber whenever you have sex. It'll stop you from getting nasty diseases like AIDS and gonorrhea.

  • Cindy says vending machines that sell rubbers should be in schools, universities, department stores and public toilets.


This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

Johnny always carries a couple of rubbers in his wallet in case he wants to

a. rub someone out

b. give someone a rubdown

c. have sex with someone

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Contributor: Matt Errey