\ ˈdərn-dᵊl How to pronounce dirndl (audio) \

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

Examples of dirndl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This restaurant features classic German cuisine, decor and even waitstaff wearing dirndl and lederhosen. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Mar. 2022 For this, Anna’s sister Katharina asked Rick and Elsa, the CEO of Rick Owens, for a roll of fabric to have a dirndl made. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, 13 Dec. 2021 The Victoria's Secret Angel kept true to the theme and slipped into a dirndl, a traditional Bavarian outfit consisting of a white blouse, apron, and skirt. Tristan Balagtas, PEOPLE.com, 11 Oct. 2021 As always, wearing authentic lederhosen or a dirndl is good for free admission both days. Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2020 Her very first costume in 2000 was a goth dirndl queen. Nadja Sayej, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Nov. 2019 When Gabalier dropped to the stage floor at the end of the song, streamers in the color of the Austrian flag shot into the audience, and thousands of dirndl and lederhosen wearers cheered. Thomas Rogers, New York Times, 10 Sep. 2019 Don’t expect smiles or chitchat from the busy and busty dirndl-wearing waitresses, but do expect plates piled with roast pork belly, crispy schnitzels, potato pancakes, and sauerkraut. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 Sep. 2018 The attire the female students wear is a dirndl, which includes the dress and the apron. Julie Cornell, Houston Chronicle, 9 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of dirndl

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dirndl

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

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“Dirndl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dirndl. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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