cummerbund

play
noun cum·mer·bund \ˈkə-mər-ˌbənd, ˈkəm-bər-\
variants: or less commonly

cumberbund

play \ˈkəm-bər-\

Definition of cummerbund

  1. :  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

  1. <a cummerbund is the perfect accessory for a man's tuxedo>

Origin and Etymology of cummerbund

Hindi & Urdu kamarband, from Persian, from kamar waist + band band


First Known Use: 1616


CUMMERBUND Defined for English Language Learners

cummerbund

play
noun cum·mer·bund \ˈkə-mər-ˌbənd, ˈkəm-bər-\

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cummerbund? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

living or existing naturally in a region

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • snowflake-closeup
  • Which is a synonym of imprecate?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ