- a kind of dress with a full skirt, gathered waist, and closefitting bodice
- a full skirt with a gathered waistalso dirndl skirt
Origin of dirndlGerman dirndl(kleid), origin, originally , (peasant) girl's (dress), dialect, dialectal diminutive of dirne, maid, girl ; from Old High German diorna, servant girl, akin to Old English theow, servant, slave
- A full-skirted dress with a tight bodice and low neck, that is either sleeveless or has short full sleeves.
- A full skirt with a gathered waistband.
Origin of dirndlGerman, short for Dirndlkleid : German dialectal Dirndl, diminutive of Dirne, girl (from Old High German diorna) + Kleid, dress.
From German. In the South German dialects (Bairisch), the word originally referred to a young woman or a girl.