Definitions for kleenexˈkli nɛks
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a brand of facial tissue.
a piece of soft absorbent paper (usually two or more thin layers) used as a disposable handkerchief
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a paper handkerchief
A generic term for any type of disposable tissue.
Could you hand me a kleenex? My nose is running.
Origin: USA, from the brand of tissues trademarked by Cellucotton Products Company (now Kimberly-Clark) in 1924–25. Alteration of clean + -ex.
Kleenex is a brand name for a variety of paper-based products such as facial tissue, bathroom tissue, paper towels, and diapers. Often used as a genericized trademark, especially in the United States, the name Kleenex is a registered trademark of Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Kleenex products are manufactured in 30 countries and sold in more than 170. Such Kleenex brands include VIVA, Cottonelle and Huggies.
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