dirndl

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From German. In the South German dialects (Bairisch), the word originally referred to a young woman or a girl.

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dirndl (plural dirndls)

  1. A traditional Alpine women's dress having a tight bodice and full skirt
    • 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 1, Crime out of Mind[1]:
      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.

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