Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Wed Nov 19 18:58:18 UTC 2008

caught this (spoken) in an episode of Matlock.

not in OED, NOAD2, or AHD4 as a variant of "cummerbund".  is in
Merriam-Webster Online as a variant (without further comment).  the
two spellings are listed as variants (with "cumberbund" first) in Q&A

but the Wiktionary just labels "cumberbund" as a misspelling of
"cummerbund".  Brians doesn't mention it.

plenty of sites treat "cumberbund" as the spelling.


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