1937, from German dialectal diminutive of dirne "girl" (in dirndlkleid "peasant dress"), from a diminutive of Middle High German dierne "maid," from Old High German thiorna, which is related to Old English þegn (see thane).
1. Compared cost of voyage to the Alps , though, a dirndl is well worth the expense.
2. Most women fall in love with a dirndl the moment they see one.
3. For example, skirts are designed in many styles, such as A - line , tubular , dirndl, flared and pleated.