Cite
 

Meaning of tampon

tam•pon

Pronunciation: (tam'pon), [key]
— n.
  1. a plug of cotton or the like for insertion into an orifice, wound, etc., chiefly for absorbing blood or stopping hemorrhages.
  2. such a plug used for absorbing menstrual flow, esp. one that is manufactured commercially.
  3. a two-headed drumstick for playing rolls.
—v.t.
  1. to fill or plug with a tampon.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: