Definition of Kegel in English:

Kegel

noun

  • 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’

Pronunciation

Kegel

/ˈkāɡəl/ /ˈkeɪɡəl/

Origin

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