cummerbund

cummerbund

[kuhm-er-buhnd]
noun
a wide sash worn at the waist, especially a horizontally pleated one worn with a tuxedo.
Also, kummerbund.


Origin:
1610–20; < Hindi kamarband loin-band < Persian

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cummerbund or kummerbund (ˈkʌməˌbʌnd)
 
n
a wide sash, worn with a dinner jacket
 
[C17: from Hindi kamarband, from Persian, from kamar loins, waist + band band]
 
kummerbund or kummerbund
 
n
 
[C17: from Hindi kamarband, from Persian, from kamar loins, waist + band band]

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cummerbund
1616, from Hindi kamarband "loin band," from Pers. kamar "waist" + band "something that ties," from Avestan banda- "bond, fetter," from PIE base *bhendh- "to bind" (see bend).
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