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What is "Dirndl" - Definition & Explanation

Dirndl a dress with tight bodice, short sleeves, low neck, and gathered skirt; a full skirt with a tight waistband.
  • A full skirt with a gathered waistband
  • A dress with a tight bodice and full skirt
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