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Kleenex

[klee-neks] /ˈkli nɛks/
Trademark.
1.
a brand name for a soft, disposable paper tissue, used especially as a handkerchief.
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British Dictionary definitions for Kleenex

Kleenex

/ˈkliːnɛks/
noun (pl) -ex, -exes
1.
trademark a kind of soft paper tissue, used esp as a handkerchief
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Word Origin and History for Kleenex
n.

1925, proprietary name, registered by Cellucotton Products Company, Neenah, Wisconsin, U.S.; later Kimberly-Clark Corp. An arbitrary alteration of clean + brand-name suffix -ex.

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Slang definitions & phrases for Kleenex

Kleenex

noun

Something to be used once and discarded: Presidents and champions who used women like Kleenex were merely exercising an aspect of their power/ The freeways might open up in an earthquake, causing roadways to fall. He called them disposable Kleenexes good for one blow/ Delors himself says that the French go through politicians like Kleenex

[1990s+; the name of a brand of disposable tissues, a trademark since 1925]


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