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cummerbund

or kum·mer·bund

[ kuhm-er-buhnd ]
/ ˈkʌm ərˌbʌnd /
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noun
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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How to use cummerbund in a sentence

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

British Dictionary definitions for cummerbund

cummerbund

kummerbund

/ (ˈkʌməˌbʌnd) /

noun
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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