Meaning of “cummerbund” in the English Dictionary

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"cummerbund" in British English

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cummerbundnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkʌm.ə.bʌnd/ us /ˈkʌm.ɚ.bʌnd/

Examples from literature

  • He was looking remarkably handsome in his red and gold uniform with the scarlet cummerbund across his shirt. 
  • His back was covered with bruises, and but for the thickness of his cummerbund he must have died under the beating, which had been thorough and masterly. 
  • There were times when men entered his place who were in need of a long sleep, having money tucked away in their fantastic cummerbunds. 

(Definition of “cummerbund” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)