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dirndl dress

Definition:

a dress with a tight bodice and full skirt

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

dirndl dresses

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

dirndl

Etymology:

German dialectal diminutive of dirne "girl" (compare dirndlkleid "peasant...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Dirndl

a type of traditional dress worn in Germany - especially Bavaria - Liechtenstein, Austria, and South Tyrol, based on the historical costume of Alpine peasants. Dresses that are loosely based on the dirndl are known as Landhausmode. A dirndl skirt ... (40 of 1063 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Dirndl

Collins Dictionary:

dirndl | dirndl skirt

a woman's dress with a full gathered skirt and fitted bodice; originating from Tyrolean peasant wear | a gathered skirt of this kind (22 of 374 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dirndl

Oxford Dictionary:

dirndl | dirndl skirt

a full, wide skirt with a tight waistband. | a woman's dress in the style of Alpine peasant costume, with a dirndl skirt and a close-fitting bodice. (26 of 57 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/dirndl

Merriam-Webster:

dirndl

a dress style with tight bodice, short sleeves, low neck, and gathered skirt | a full skirt with a tight waistband (20 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/dirndl

American Heritage Dictionary:

dirndl

A full-skirted dress with a tight bodice and low neck, that is either sleeveless or has short full sleeves. | A full skirt with a gathered waistband. (26 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dirndl

Random House Dictionary:

dirndl

a woman's dress with a close-fitting bodice and full skirt, commonly of ... | a full, gathered skirt attached to a waistband or hip yoke. | any skirt ... (26 of 48 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/dirndl

New World Dictionary:

dirndl | dirndl skirt [sense-specific]

a kind of dress with a full skirt, gathered waist, and closefitting bodice | a full skirt with a gathered waist (20 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dirndl

Macmillan British Dictionary:

dirndl [countable] | dirndls [plural]

a wide skirt or dress that fits tightly at the waist (11 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/dirndl

Wiktionary:

dirndl | dirndls [plural]

A traditional Alpine women's dress having a tight bodice and full skirt (12 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dirndl

Cambridge Dictionary:

dirndl (skirt) | dirndl skirt

a wide skirt tightly gathered (pulled into folds) at the waist (11 of 19 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dirndl-skirt

Columbia Encyclopedia:

costume | clothing

distinctive forms of clothing, including official or ceremonial attire such as ecclesiastical vestments, coronation robes, academic gowns, armor, and ... (19 of 107 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0813728​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

dress [body covering] | apparel [synonym] | attire [synonym]

clothing and accessories for the human body. The variety of dress is immense. The style that a particular individual selects is often linked to that ... (25 of 1467 words, 112 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/171379​/dress

Encarta Dictionary:

dirndl | dirndls [plural]

a full skirt that is gathered at the waist | a dress with a full gathered skirt and a tight, low bodice that is worn over a short-sleeved blouse and ... (29 of 59 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861604930​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

dirndl

First use: 1937

Origin: German dialectal diminutive of dirne "girl" (compare dirndlkleid "peasant dress"), from a diminutive of Middle High German dierne ... (19 of 32 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=dirndl

New World Dictionary:

dirndl

Origin: German dirndlkleid, originally, (peasant) girl's (dress), dialect diminutive of dirne, maid, girl from Old High German diorna, ... (17 of 26 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dirndl

American Heritage Dictionary:

dirndl

Origin: German, short for Dirndlkleid: German dialectal Dirndl, diminutive of Dirne, girl (from Old High German diorna) + Kleid, dress.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dirndl

Wiktionary:

dirndl

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

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dirndl

Collins Dictionary:

dirndl

Origin: German (Bavarian and Austrian): shortened from Dirndlkleid, from Dirndl little girl + Kleid dress

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dirndl

Merriam-Webster:

dirndl

First use: 1937

Origin: short for German Dirndlkleid, from German dialect Dirndl girl + German Kleid dress

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/dirndl

Oxford Dictionary:

dirndl | dirndl skirt

First use: 1930s

Origin: south German dialect, diminutive of Dirne "girl"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/dirndl

Encarta Dictionary:

dirndl | dirndls [plural]

First use: Mid-20th century

Origin: German dialect, "little girl"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861604930​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

dirndl

Audio: British English pronunciation of "dirndl"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dirndl

Macmillan British Dictionary:

dirndl [countable] | dirndls [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "dirndl"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/dirndl

Macmillan American Dictionary:

dirndl [countable] | dirndls [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "dirndl"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/dirndl

the Free Dictionary:

dirndl

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "dirndl"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "dirndl"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "dirndl" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/dirndl

Google Dictionary:

dirndl | dirndls [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "dirndl"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=dirndl

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

dirndl

Audio: North American pronunciation of "dirndl"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=dirndl​01 word=dirndl

YourDictionary Audio:

dirndl

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "dirndl" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dirndl

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