dirndl

noun \ ˈdərn-dᵊl \
|Updated on: 3 Jun 2018

Definition of dirndl

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

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Origin and Etymology of dirndl

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


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