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  1. (noun, artifact) a broad pleated sash worn as formal dress with a tuxedo

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Alternate forms of Cummerbund

Hypernyms: cincture, girdle, sash, waistband, waistcloth

Origin of the word Cummerbund

  1. 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). more

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