cummerbund

or kum·mer·bund

[ kuhm-er-buhnd ]
/ ˈkʌm ərˌbʌnd /

noun

a wide sash worn at the waist, especially a horizontally pleated one worn with a tuxedo.

Nearby words

  1. cumbungi,
  2. cume,
  3. cumene,
  4. cumin,
  5. cummer,
  6. cummin,
  7. cummings,
  8. cummings, e. e.,
  9. cummingtonite,
  10. cumquat

Origin of cummerbund

1610–20; < Hindi kamarband loin-band < Persian

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Examples from the Web for cummerbund

  • 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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Word Origin and History for cummerbund

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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