cummerbund

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

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

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belt, girdle, sash, self-belt

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Examples of cummerbund in a Sentence

a cummerbund is the perfect accessory for a man's tuxedo

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Who's got a fist full o'Natty, no sleeves and a carnation pink cummerbund? Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Carb Day 2018's funniest, most ridiculous and most offensive T-shirts," 25 May 2018 The party begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Planetarium (1300 S. Lake Shore Drive), and don’t forget your cummerbund/corsage. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do this weekend in Chicago," 17 May 2018 So why does Adidas choose to saddle its featured schools with hideousness like the cummerbund basketball shorts or chain mail football jerseys? Andy Staples, SI.com, "Handicapping the Five Most Fascinating Quarterback Battles as Spring Practice Wraps," 16 Apr. 2018 The other, with the cummerbund,Runs some bank or mutual fund. Newsweek, "Amazing Photos of Bioluminescent Phytoplankton," 14 Mar. 2018 That year all the palace guards sported cummerbunds. Dan Greene, SI.com, "Notre Dame Faces Tough Challenge Without Bonzie Colson and His Expertise in Exceeding Expectations," 8 Jan. 2018 Besides excising the shoulders from the tuxedo jacket, Scott accessorized the Olympian with a patent leather bow tie, a leather studded chest harness and a satin cummerbund. Khanh T.l. Tran, latimes.com, "At the Academy Awards, power dressing is a bold move," 5 Mar. 2018 Rippon paired the look with a black cummerbund and patent-leather bow tie. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "Adam Rippon Wore a Harness Suit to the Oscars," 4 Mar. 2018 But though Tuxedo Park feels changeless, its boundaries fastened like a cummerbund, the world just beyond is pressing. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "Tuxedo Park, N.Y.: A Time Warp Beyond the Stone Gates," 5 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of cummerbund

1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cummerbund

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

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cummerbund

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English Language Learners Definition of cummerbund

: 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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