Definition of Tampax in English:

Tampax

(also tampax)

noun

trademark
  • A sanitary tampon.

    • ‘Both Tampax and o.b. claim to be dioxin-free - bleached with chlorine that is essentially of the home-cleaning variety.’
    • ‘On opening it, I found it contained a sample box of Tampax tampons, together with a fact-filled leaflet designed to guide pubescent girls through their first period.’
    • ‘Replace the empty Tampax box immediately, to avoid nasty surprises next month.’
    • ‘I'd buy every product they advertised - even if they were sponsored by Tampax!’
    • ‘I spotted this in a Tampax advert while watching game shows to learn Spanish.’

Origin

1930s: an arbitrary formation from tampon.

Pronunciation

Tampax

/ˈtampaks/