[ durn-dl ]
/ ˈdɜrn dl /
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a woman's dress with a close-fitting bodice and full skirt, commonly of colorful and strikingly patterned material, fashioned after Tyrolean peasant wear.
a full, gathered skirt attached to a waistband or hip yoke.
any skirt with gathers at the waistband.
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British Dictionary definitions for dirndl
/ (ˈdɜːndəl) /
a woman's dress with a full gathered skirt and fitted bodice; originating from Tyrolean peasant wear
a gathered skirt of this kind
Word Origin for dirndl
German (Bavarian and Austrian): shortened from Dirndlkleid, from Dirndl little girl + Kleid dress
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