This is a prepositional phrase from Latin which means “with.” So “X-cum-Y” means “X with Y.”

Incidentally, this is where the degree honors come from:

Why I Looked It Up

I had seen the phrase/qualifier many times. Recently, I was reading a novel where a character reflected on her purchase of a “radio-cum-record player.”

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