Dirndl Definition

dûrndl
noun
A kind of dress with a full skirt, gathered waist, and closefitting bodice.
Webster's New World
A full skirt with a gathered waist.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Dirndl

Noun

Singular:
dirndl
Plural:
dirndls

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.

    From Wiktionary

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