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  1. a fabric band worn around the upper arm as a badge or symbol; brassard.
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Origin of armband

First recorded in 1790–1800; arm1 + band2
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  • And that all he had to wear different from usual was an armband.

    Jerry's Charge Account

    Hazel Hutchins Wilson

British Dictionary definitions for armband


  1. a band of material worn round the arm, such as one bearing an identifying mark, etc, or a black one indicating mourning
  2. an inflatable buoyancy aid, worn on the upper arm of a person learning to swim
  3. an elasticated band worn round the upper arm to keep the shirtsleeve in place
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