kummerbund

[kuhm-er-buhnd]

noun


Nearby words

  1. kumbh mela,
  2. kumikumi,
  3. kumiss,
  4. kumite,
  5. kummer,
  6. kumon,
  7. kumquat,
  8. kun,
  9. kun, béla,
  10. kuna

cummerbund

or kum·mer·bund

[kuhm-er-buhnd]

noun

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

Origin of cummerbund

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

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British Dictionary definitions for kummerbund

kummerbund

noun

a variant spelling of cummerbund

cummerbund

kummerbund

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 kummerbund

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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