from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal Temper or anger: What got their dander up?
- n. Scurf from the coat or feathers of various animals, often of an allergenic nature.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Dandruff—scaly white dead skin flakes from the human scalp.
- n. Hair follicles and dead skin shed from mammals.
- n. Allergen particles that accumulate on and may be shed from the skin and fur of domestic animals, especially from household pets such as cats and dogs.
- n. Passion, temper, anger. Usually preceded by "have" or "get" and followed by "up".
- v. To wander about.
- v. To maunder, to talk incoherently.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Dandruff or scurf on the head.
- n. Anger or vexation; rage.
- intransitive v. To wander about; to saunter; to talk incoherently.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To wander about aimlessly; saunter.
- To talk incoherently; maunder; hence, to make a loud buzzing or reverberating sound.
- n. Dandruff; scurf.
- n. Anger; passion.
- n. A cinder; specifically, in the plural, the refuse of a furnace.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small scales from animal skins or hair or bird feathers that can cause allergic reactions in some people
- n. a feeling of anger and animosity
Perhaps alteration of dunder, fermented cane juice used in rum-making, fermentation, possibly alteration of Spanish redundar, to overflow, from Latin redundāre; see redundant.
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