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cummerbund

or kum·mer·bund

[kuhm-er-buhnd]
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noun
  1. a wide sash worn at the waist, especially a horizontally pleated one worn with a tuxedo.
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Origin of cummerbund

1610–20; < Hindi kamarband loin-band < Persian
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Related Words for cummerbund

ring, string, ribbon, strap, girdle, cincture, sash, cummerbund, waistband, corset, frame, scarf, belt, obi, casement

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Historical Examples of cummerbund

  • Sir Cummerbund graciously remarked; "why, the bird is stiff and cold already!"

    Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.

    F. Anstey


British Dictionary definitions for cummerbund

cummerbund

kummerbund

noun
  1. a wide sash, worn with a dinner jacket
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Word Origin for cummerbund

C17: from Hindi kamarband, from Persian, from kamar loins, waist + band band
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Word Origin and History for cummerbund

n.

1610s, from Hindi kamarband "loin band," from Persian kamar "waist" + band "something that ties," from Avestan banda- "bond, fetter," from PIE root *bhendh- "to bind" (see bend (v.)).

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