Definition of French letter in English:

French letter

noun

British
informal, dated
  • A condom.

    • ‘The new orthodoxy preached by the ostensibly liberal apostles of political correctness sanctifies the condom, no longer to be referred to disparagingly as the rubber Johnny or the French letter.’
    • ‘According to the ad, ‘Julius would like to give you some straight talk about French letters.’’
    • ‘I had taken some trouble to insert among the smoked salmon and cream cheese, a French letter.’

Pronunciation:

French letter

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