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Meaning of “-cum-” in the English Dictionary

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 us   /kʊm, kʌm/
used to ​join two ​nouns, ​showing that a ​person or thing does two things or has two ​purposes; ​combined with: She ​appointed the actor-cum-diplomat to the ​post.
(Definition of -cum- from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cum" in Business English

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uk   us   /kʌm/
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET used to ​mean 'with' when describing what the ​price of particular ​shares, ​bonds, etc. ​includes: cum bonus/dividend/interest If a ​shareprice is 'cum ​dividend', it ​means that if you ​buy it now, you ​qualify for the ​dividend. It is ​assumed a ​share or ​bond is ​dealing cum ​rights unless otherwise ​stated.
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used to show that something has two ​purposes, or that someone does two things: He now ​proposes to ​turn the disused ​site into a wind ​farm cum wildlife sanctuary. Redundancy ​prompted one man to relaunch himself as a gardener cum odd ​job man.
(Definition of cum from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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