[ kuhm-er-buhnd ]
/ ˈkʌm ərˌbʌnd /
a wide sash worn at the waist, especially a horizontally pleated one worn with a tuxedo.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of cummerbund
1610–20; <Hindi kamarband loin-band <Persian
Words nearby cummerbund
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Example sentences from the Web for cummerbund
Sir Cummerbund graciously remarked; "why, the bird is stiff and cold already!"Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.|F. Anstey
British Dictionary definitions for cummerbund
/ (ˈkʌməˌbʌnd) /
a wide sash, worn with a dinner jacket
Word Origin for cummerbund
C17: from Hindi kamarband, from Persian, from kamar loins, waist + band band
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