Meaning of DIRNDL in English


ˈdərnd ə l also ˈdir- noun

( -s )

Etymology: short for German dirndlkleid, from German dial (Bavarian) dirndl girl (diminutive of dirne, from Old High German thiorna maid, virgin) + kleid dress; akin to Old Saxon thiorna maid, Middle Dutch dierne maid, maidservant, Old Norse therna maidservant, Old English thegn servant, thane — more at thane

1. : a dress style marked by a tight bodice, short sleeves, low neck, and gathered skirt and copied from Alpine peasant costume

2. also dirndl skirt : a full skirt gathered or pleated on a tight waistband

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