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.
A kind of dress with a full skirt, gathered waist, and closefitting bodice.
A full skirt with a gathered waist.
Origin of dirndl
- German short for Dirndlkleid German dialectal Dirndl diminutive of Dirne girl (from Old High German diorna) Kleid dress
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From German. In the South German dialects (Bairisch), the word originally referred to a young woman or a girl.