bundobust

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From Hindi बन्द-ओ-बस्त (band-o-bast) and Urdu بند و بست (band-o-bast), from Persian بند و بست (band-o-bast).

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bundobust (plural bundobusts)

  1. (India) A system or discipline; organisation, arrangement, preparation.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Arrest of Lieutenant Golightly’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio 2005, p. 93:
      He was proud of his faculty of organisation—what we call bundobust.