Meaning of DIRNDL in English


[ 'də:nd(ə)l ]

■ noun

1》 (also ~ skirt ) a full, wide skirt with a tight waistband.

2》 a woman's dress in the style of Alpine peasant costume, with a ~ skirt and a close-fitting bodice.


1930s: from Ger. dialect, dimin. of Dirne 'girl'.

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