Definition of cummerbund
: a broad waistband usually worn in place of a vest with men's dress clothes and adapted in various styles of women's clothes
Examples of cummerbund in a Sentence
a cummerbund is the perfect accessory for a man's tuxedo
Recent Examples of cummerbund from the Web
Dr. Demento entered the lecture hall to great applause, dressed in his trademark top hat and tux, complete with red bow tie and cummerbund.
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Origin and Etymology of cummerbund
Hindi & Urdu kamarband, from Persian, from kamar waist + band band
First Known Use: 1616See Words from the same year
CUMMERBUND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cummerbund for English Language Learners
: a wide piece of cloth (such as silk) that is worn around the waist beneath the jacket of a man who is formally dressed
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