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A cummerbund is a broad waist sash, usually pleated, which is often worn with black tie. The cummerbund was first adopted by British military officers in colonial India and later spread to civilian use.

It means, in Hindi, waist restraint: cummer "waist" and bund "close, hold".

It should be worn with the pleats facing up to hold ticket stubs (e.g., coat check, theater tickets, etc...)

Cummerbund is also an informal word used in SCUBA to mean a wide waistband on a diving stability jacket
Buoyancy Control Device
designed to provide more comfort to the user than a standard waistband and usually made of a stout fabric backed with velcro fastenings.

 

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The above article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cummerbund). 8/15/05
 

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