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French letter

slang A condom. Primarily heard in UK. I have a date tonight, so I need to make sure I have a French letter in my wallet.
See also: french, letter
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French Letters In The Sand, Get It On, 99 Red Balloons (Ronnie Munro).
In 1879 he published the novel Aziyade anonymously and began one of the more remarkable public lives in French letters. Viand, in a sense, everted himself on the public stage, all the while reinventing, adjusting, and mythologizing what came from within.
yes, but more aptly, a man of French letters, for, ever hopeful, he carried a bag of them with him in his luggage wherever he went.
Never thought Roy would have a use for French letters again.
In her fascinating literary biography, Bouchardeau seeks to assure Triolet her rightful place in the pantheon of French letters.
No longer an official supporter of what is most commendable in the social order, one who denounces and ritually expels the scapegoat, the poet himself becomes the exile, the anti-self of the society that has expelled him." (70-71); and finally, "Unlike his contemporaries Baudelaire, Rimbaud and Verlaine, Hugo has received little credit for preparing the religious revival in French letters during the first half of the twentieth century.
French windows are just the same, made of glass, nice and see-through; French letters are also remarkably similar, although they do have one which is like an o and an e fused together.
We make only two exceptions in our campaign: David Ginola is a nice bloke and you can still use French letters.
The promise to marry, the basic premise of Don Juan's seductions is either completely missing from the French letters, or occurs only at the very end of the correspondence; in the Spanish letters, the promise initiates correspondence.
Louis XIV opposed the movement, whose influence was felt at court, in society, and in French letters (see Port - Royal ), and the Jansenists were finally put down by Pope Clement XI in his bull Unigenitus (1713).
But let's forget about the fake letters (and for that matter the French letters) and concentrate on these ridiculous claims that Brown is a bigot.
Helene Cixous is one of the most widely recognized names in contemporary French letters, a laureate of the Prix Medicis (1969), well known to students, scholars, and critics of French.
Well, there's champagne, foie gras, cheese, Brigitte Bardot, 'Allo 'Allo, French kissing, French letters...