1 (also dirndl skirt) A full, wide skirt with a tight waistband.
- By the time you reach your mid-30s you may no longer want to sparkle out in a patterned dirndl skirt, leggings and off-the-shoulder top.
- Mrs Anton arrived in a ruffly blouse and ribbon-trimmed dirndl skirt that made her look greyer than ever, and Michael wore a pinchy suit that might have been his father's.
- The fifties story continues too with brightly coloured boxy jackets, pretty frocks, knife pleat dresses and printed dirndl skirt dominating the summer scene.
2A woman’s dress in the style of Alpine peasant costume, with a dirndl skirt and a close-fitting bodice.
- The German population didn't like this move, and they showed it by wearing national costumes, like lederhosen and dirndls.
- She even admits to wearing dirndl, a traditional Bavarian costume with an embroidered bodice and a homely apron.
- While costumes such as kimono, dirndl and military uniforms are understood as national costumes, my definition of costumes in the cultural mapping process is much broader.
1930s: from south German dialect, diminutive of Dirne 'girl'.
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