noun (in Asian countries)
an embankment or an embanked quay, often providing a promenade.

1805–15; < Hindi band < Persian: dam, levee; akin to bind, bond1

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[boond, buhnd; German boont]
noun, plural Bunds German, Bünde [byn-duh] .
a short form of “German-American Volksbund,” a pro-Nazi organization in the U.S. during the 1930s and 1940s.
(often lowercase) an alliance or league, especially a political society.

< German: association, league

Bundist, noun
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bund (bʌnd)
1.  an embankment; dyke
2.  an embanked road or quay
[C19: from Hindi band, from Persian; related to Sanskrit bandhaband1]

Bund (bʊnd, German bʊnt)
n , pl Bunds, Bünde
1.  (sometimes not capital) a federation or league
2.  short for German American Bund, an organization of US Nazis and Nazi sympathizers in the 1930s and 1940s
3.  an organization of socialist Jewish workers in Russia founded in 1897
4.  the confederation of N German states, which existed from 1867--71
[C19: German; related to band², bind]

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Word Origin & History

"league, confederacy," 1850, from Ger. Bund (related to Eng. band (2) and bind). Of various organizations, in U.S. especially the German-American Bund, pro-Nazi organization founded 1936.
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