[boo nd, buhnd; German boo nt]
- a short form of “German-American Volksbund,” a pro-Nazi organization in the U.S. during the 1930s and 1940s.
- (often lowercase) an alliance or league, especially a political society.
Origin of Bund
< German: association, league
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Examples from the Web for bundist
He was glad to think that the little Bundist had an extra chance.
A telephone-book soon betrayed the Bundist's shop, and David hurried off to enlist him.
- an embankment; dyke
- an embanked road or quay
C19: from Hindi band, from Persian; related to Sanskrit bandha band 1
- (sometimes not capital) a federation or league
- short for German American Bund, an organization of US Nazis and Nazi sympathizers in the 1930s and 1940s
- an organization of socialist Jewish workers in Russia founded in 1897
- the confederation of N German states, which existed from 1867–71
C19: German; related to band ², bind
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Word Origin and History for bundist
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