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See also: Dirndl
From German. In the South German dialects (Bairisch), the word originally referred to a young woman or a girl.
dirndl (plural dirndls)
- A traditional Alpine women's dress having a tight bodice and full skirt
1956, Delano Ames, chapter 1, Crime out of Mind:
- On the cover of the leaflet advertising the Alpenrose Gasthof in Zirl am Gurgl […] there is a decorative picture of a young woman. She is wearing Tyrolese costume: the low-cut white bodice with cross-laced velvet waistcoat, the floral apron and dirndl skirt.