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Bund

[boo nd, buhnd; German boo nt] /bʊnd, bʌnd; German bʊnt/
noun, plural Bunds German, Bünde
[byn-duh] /ˈbün də/ (Show IPA)
1.
a short form of “German-American Volksbund,” a pro-Nazi organization in the U.S. during the 1930s and 1940s.
2.
(often lowercase) an alliance or league, especially a political society.
Origin
< German: association, league
Related forms
Bundist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bundist

bund

/bʌnd/
noun (in India and the Far East)
1.
an embankment; dyke
2.
an embanked road or quay
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi band, from Persian; related to Sanskrit bandhaband1

Bund

/bʊnd; German bʊnt/
noun (pl) Bunds, Bünde (German) (ˈbyndə)
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
Word Origin
C19: German; related to band², bind
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Word Origin and History for bundist

bund

n.

"league, confederacy," 1850, from German Bund (related to English band (n.2) and bind (v.)). In names of various fraternal organizations, in U.S. especially the German-American Bund, pro-Nazi organization founded 1936.

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