• Dirndl

    Pronunciation

    Origin

    From German. In the South German dialects (Bairisch), the word originally referred to a young woman or a girl.

    Noun

    dirndl

    (plural dirndls)
    1. A traditional Alpine women's dress having a tight bodice and full skirt
      • 1956, w, Crime out of Mind Chapter 1, On the cover of the leaflet advertising the Alpenrose Gasthof in Zirl am Gurgl there is a decorative picture of a young woman. She is wearing Tyrolese costume: the low-cut white bodice with cross-laced velvet waistcoat, the floral apron and dirndl skirt.
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