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bund 1

An embankment or dike, especially in South Asia.

[Hindi band, from Persian, band of cloth, fastening, bund, from Middle Persian, bond, link, from Old Iranian *banda-; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots.]

bund 2

 (bo͝ond, bŭnd)
1. An association, especially a political association.
2. often Bund A pro-Nazi German-American organization of the 1930s.
3. often Bund A European Jewish socialist movement founded in Russia in 1897.

[German, from Middle High German bunt; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots.]

bund′ist n.
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a member of a bund
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a member of the German-American Volksbund, a U.S. pro-Nazi organization of the 1930s and 1940s. — Bund, n.
See also: Fascism
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