French Letter

Last Updated: July 16, 2015

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Definition - What does French Letter mean?

French letter is a slang term that refers to a condom. The term is primarily used in Great Britian and developed circa 1856.

Kinkly explains French Letter

The exact origin of the term is unclear although it is said that when young British men would travel in Europe, specifically France, they would sometimes send letters home with a condom enclosed. Hence the term French letter.

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