American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A full-skirted dress with a tight bodice and low neck, that is either sleeveless or has short full sleeves.
- n. A full skirt with a gathered waistband.
- n. a full skirt with a gathered waistband
- n. a dress with a tight bodice and full skirt
- From German. In the South German dialects (Bairisch), the word originally referred to a young woman or a girl. (Wiktionary)
- German, short for Dirndlkleid : German dialectal Dirndl, diminutive of Dirne, girl (from Old High German diorna) + Kleid, dress. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A dirndl is a type of traditional dress worn in Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria and Italian”
“A dirndl is the national dress of Austria, but nakedness is an absence of clothes … so what is 'dirndl naked' supposed to mean?”
“A dirndl is a type of traditional clothing worn in Germany and Austria.”
“Bavarian barmaids typically dress in a costume known as a "dirndl", a dress and apron with a tight, low-cut top whose figure-hugging effect is enhanced by a short white blouse.”
“Among his best looks were a kind of dirndl skirt, light and easygoing, made of black and gray panels of wool and silk twill, and a billowy evening dress in washed ivory satin that had a halter neck and the tiniest gathers at the waist.”
“New York Fashion Week, showed black, asymmetric, "dirndl" dresses with crystal halters and shoulder details.”
“The "dirndl" neckline was echoed in coats, in a Steiff, teddy bear-wool, belted, and worn with heeled boots, reminiscent of a walk in the forest.”
“In the South German dialects (bairisch), 'dirndl' originally referred to a young woman or a girl.”
“Nowadays, 'dirndl' may equally refer to either a young woman, or to the dress. sleeves.”
“Billed as “the busiest German band in Texas,” the group also includes four dancers dressed in lederhosen, dirndl, and knee socks.”
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