< /bænˈdoʊz, ˈbæn doʊz/.
- a headband, especially one worn about the forehead.
- a narrow brassiere.
noun plural -deaux (-dəʊz)
- a narrow band of ribbon, velvet, etc, worn round the head
- a bikini top in the form of narrow band of material
1706, from French bandeau, from Old French bandel (12c.), diminutive of bande “band” (see band (n.1)).