rubber

American English
This page is about the slang term rubber.

Meaning: 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.

Variety: 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