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dirndl

[ durn-dl ]
/ ˈdɜrn dl /
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noun
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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Origin of dirndl

1935–40; <German Dirndl, short for Dirndlkleid, equivalent to Dirndl young woman (originally Bavarian, Austrian dialect, diminutive of Dirne young woman, Middle High German dierne,Old High German thiorna; akin to thane) + Kleid dress (see cloth)
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British Dictionary definitions for dirndl

dirndl
/ (ˈdɜːndəl) /

noun
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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