Cummerbund (noun)

  1. A wide waistband worn with a tuxedo or formal evening wear as a substitute for a vest.
  2. A type of sash or waistband worn with traditional men's clothing in South Asia and Central Asia.


From persian kamarband, meaning "waistband".


  1. He wore a black cummerbund with his tuxedo.
  2. The cummerbund is a traditional accessory for men's formal wear.
  3. A cummerbund is a waistband worn with tuxedos and formal evening wear.
  4. The groom wore a red silk cummerbund with his traditional Sherwani.
  5. Cummerbunds are often worn with a bow tie to complete the formal look.
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