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

 

cummerbund

 noun
noun
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 Origin early 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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