Definition of Kegel in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkāɡəl/ /ˈkeɪɡəl/

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  • 1as modifier Denoting exercises performed by a woman to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, involving repetitions of both sustained and rapid voluntary contractions of the muscles and used especially to treat urinary incontinence and improve sexual function.

    • ‘she recommends women do Kegel exercises two to three times a day’
    1. 1.1KegelsKegel exercises.
      • ‘the best part about Kegels is that you can do them whenever and wherever you want to’


1950s named after the US physician Dr Arnold Kegel (1894–1976), who developed the exercises.