a kind of dress with a full skirt, gathered waist
, and closefitting bodice
a full skirt with a gathered waist
: also dirndl skirt
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Word origin of 'dirndl'Ger dirndl(kleid), orig., (peasant) girl's (dress), dial. dim. of dirne, maid, girl < OHG diorna, servant girl, akin to OE theow, servant, slave