- a wide sash worn at the waist, especially a horizontally pleated one worn with a tuxedo.
Origin of cummerbund
Related Words for cummerbundring, string, ribbon, strap, girdle, cincture, sash, cummerbund, waistband, corset, frame, scarf, belt, obi, casement
Examples from the Web for cummerbund
Historical Examples of cummerbund
Sir Cummerbund graciously remarked; "why, the bird is stiff and cold already!"Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.
- a wide sash, worn with a dinner jacket
Word Origin for cummerbund
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.)).