First attested in the 17th century and hence hardly inherited within High German. Probably from Middle Low German schörte, from Old Saxon *skurtia, from Proto-Germanic *skurtijǭ; adapted to the High German consonantism by conflation with related Late Middle High German schurz (modern German Schurz), a nominalisation of the adjective schurz (“short”), from Old High German schurz, from Proto-Germanic *skurtaz. Cognate with English shirt and short, respectively.
Schürze f (genitive Schürze, plural Schürzen)
- Schürze in Duden online