Definition of cummerbund in English:
- Adding a belt, sash or cummerbund further accentuates the waist.
- A cummerbund is a pleated sash worn around the waist.
- Badly positioned cummerbunds and waist straps might interfere with the emergency jettisoning of weightbelts.
Early 17th century: from Urdu and Persian kamar-band, from kamar 'waist, loins' and -bandi 'band'. The sash was formerly worn in the Indian subcontinent by domestic workers and low-status office workers.
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