Definition of cummerbund noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkʌməbʌnd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌmərbʌnd//
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a wide band of silk, etc. worn around the waist, especially under a dinner jacket Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Urdu and Persian kamar-band, from kamar ‘waist, loins’ and -bandi ‘band’. The sash was formerly worn in the Indian subcontinent by domestic workers and low-status office workers.
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