from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for a soft facial tissue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A piece of soft absorbent tissue paper (usually two or more thin layers) used as a disposable handkerchief; -- still a current trademark, but often used generically.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a piece of soft absorbent paper (usually two or more thin layers) used as a disposable handkerchief


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  • We are proud to have been one of the first few publishing partners of Vook and we felt as though they were well poised to become for rich media video books what "Kleenex" is for tissues, and wanted to be one of their major content providers.

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  • Update on that outsourced Tmobile call center that banned paper and pens earlier this week: our insider reports that Kleenex is now verboten as well.

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  • Strange ripped a Kleenex from the box atop his desk and handed it to Simmons, who dabbed tenderly at his cheek.

    Excerpt: Right As Rain by George Pelecanos

  • So even if someone uses the word Kleenex in place of a tissue and they are actually using Puffs or some other brand, kleenex benefits because in the mind of the consumer Kleenex is the category.

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  • Of course, Lasker had no precedents to invoke in the marketing of Kotex; but when it came time to introduce the next revolutionary cellucotton-based product for Kimberly-Clark, that new product - a disposable handkerchief called "Kleenex" - was purposefully positioned to draw on the halo effect of its older sibling.

    How they sell you what you don't understand

  • I’ll bet you could hold stock in Kleenex for the amount of boxes you go through each time you hear his voice babble on about farting.

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  • Preamble: This game could just as easily be called the Kleenex Consolation Bowl.

    Oklahoma State 41, Stanford 38 - as it happened! | Michael Solomon

  • Serendipty: The flu vaccine shortage has been a bonanza for Kimberly-Clark's new anti-viral Kleenex, which is flying off shelves.


  • My mother said we were misusing the word; you could not call a Kleenex kira-kira.

    Excerpt: Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

  • The primary two changes that are sure to make the hardware nuts amongst us (I think that's everyone then) reach for the Kleenex are a reduction from 45nm "Nehalem" process to the 32nm



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