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dirndl

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noun \ˈdərn-dəl\

Definition of dirndl

  1. 1 :  a dress style with tight bodice, short sleeves, low neck, and gathered skirt

  2. 2 :  a full skirt with a tight waistband



Origin of dirndl

short for German Dirndlkleid, from German dialect Dirndl girl + German Kleid dress


First Known Use: 1937


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