dander

1
[ dan-der ]
/ ˈdæn dər /

noun

loose scales formed on the skin and shed from the coat or feathers of various animals, often causing allergic reactions in susceptible persons.
Informal. anger; temper: Don't get your dander up over such a trifle.

Nearby words

  1. dancing girl,
  2. dancing step,
  3. dancing-lady orchid,
  4. dancy,
  5. dandelion,
  6. dandie dinmont,
  7. dandify,
  8. dandiprat,
  9. dandle,
  10. dandolo

Origin of dander

1
First recorded in 1825–35; alteration of dandruff

dander

2
[ dan-der ]
/ ˈdæn dər /

noun

Scot. a stroll; saunter.
British Dialect. a fit of shivering.

Origin of dander

2
First recorded in 1590–1600; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for dander

dander

1
/ (ˈdændə) /

noun

small particles or scales of hair or feathers
get one's dander up or get someone's dander up informal to become or to cause someone to become annoyed or angry

Word Origin for dander

C19: changed from dandruff

noun

a stroll

verb

(intr) to stroll

Word Origin for dander

C19: of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for dander

dander

n.

1831, American English, "temper," of unknown origin; perhaps originally from figurative use of West Indies dander, dunder "fermentation of sugar," from Spanish redundar "to overflow," from Latin redundare (see redundant).

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Medicine definitions for dander

dander

[ dăndər ]

n.

Small scales from the skin, hair, or feathers of an animal, often causing an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals.

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Idioms and Phrases with dander

dander

see get one's back (dander) up.

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