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Friday, August 16, 2013

Definitions for cummerbund

  1. a wide sash worn at the waist, especially a horizontally pleated one worn with a tuxedo.

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Citations for cummerbund
Wilson stood gloomily by his bed in the Bedford Hotel and contemplated his cummerbund, which lay ruffled like an angry snake… Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter, 1948
He was now dressed for the evening, in a white tuxedo shirt, black cummerbund, and bowtie. Tom Clancy, Rainbow Six, 1998
Origin of cummerbund
1610-1620
Cummerbund came to English in the 17th century from the Urdu and Persian kamarband, meaning "waistband."