a woman's dress with a close-fitting bodice and full skirt, commonly of colorful and strikingly patterned material, fashioned after Tyrolean peasant wear.
a full, gathered skirt attached to a waistband or hip yoke.
any skirt with gathers at the waistband.
Origin: 1935–40; < GermanDirndl, short for Dirndlkleid, equivalent to Dirndl young woman (orig. Bavarian,Austrian dialect, diminutive of Dirne young woman, Middle High Germandierne,Old High Germanthiorna; akin to thane) + Kleid dress (see cloth)