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