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  • Cummerbund — Cum mer*bund , n. [Written also {kummerbund}, {cummerband}, etc.] [Hind. kamarband, fr. Per. Kamar loins + band fastening.] A sash for the waist; a girdle. [India] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cummerbund — (n.) 1610s, from Hindi kamarband loin band, from Pers. kamar waist + band something that ties, from Avestan banda bond, fetter, from PIE root *bhendh to bind (see BEND (Cf. bend) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cummerbund — ► NOUN ▪ a sash worn around the waist, especially as part of a man s formal evening suit. ORIGIN Urdu and Persian …   English terms dictionary

  • cummerbund — [kum′ər bund΄] n. [Hindi & Pers kamarband, loin band < Ar Pers kamar, loins + Pers band, band] a wide sash worn as a waistband, originally by men in India, and adapted for wear with men s formal dress …   English World dictionary

  • Cummerbund — Black ottoman silk cummerbund, for black tie A cummerbund (sometimes mistakenly spelled cumberbund) is a broad waist sash, usually pleated, which is often worn with single breasted dinner jackets (or tuxedos).[1] The cu …   Wikipedia

  • cummerbund — UK [ˈkʌmə(r)bʌnd] / US [ˈkʌmərˌbʌnd] noun [countable] Word forms cummerbund : singular cummerbund plural cummerbunds a wide band of brightly coloured cloth that a man wears around his waist as part of a very formal suit …   English dictionary

  • cummerbund — [[t]kʌ̱mə(r)bʌnd[/t]] cummerbunds N COUNT A cummerbund is a wide piece of cloth worn round the waist as part of a man s evening dress …   English dictionary

  • cummerbund — also cumberbund noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu kamarband, from Persian, from kamar waist + band band Date: 1616 a broad waistband usually worn in place of a vest with men s dress clothes and adapted in various styles of women s clothes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cummerbund — /kum euhr bund /, n. a wide sash worn at the waist, esp. a horizontally pleated one worn with a tuxedo. Also, kummerbund. [1610 20; < Hindi kamarband loin band < Pers] * * * …   Universalium

  • cummerbund — noun /ˈkʌməbʌnd,ˈkʌmɚbʌnd/ A broad sash, especially one that is pleated lengthwise and worn as an article of formal dress, as with a tuxedo or dinner jacket. The thin boys with their brush cuts and spotty faces, their dinner jackets and burgundy… …   Wiktionary

  • cummerbund — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. sash, band …   English dictionary for students

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