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.

Words nearby cummerbund

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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