Kleenex meaning

klēnĕks
A trademark for a soft facial tissue.
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Soft tissue paper used as a handkerchief, etc.
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A piece of such paper.
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(North America) A generic term for any type of disposable tissue.

Could you hand me a kleenex? My nose is running.

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Origin of kleenex

  • From the name of brand of tissues trademarked by Cellucotton Products Company (now Kimberly-Clark) in 1924–25. Alteration of clean + -ex.

    From Wiktionary