Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Dandruff; scurf.
  • noun Anger; passion.
  • To wander about aimlessly; saunter.
  • To talk incoherently; maunder; hence, to make a loud buzzing or reverberating sound.
  • noun A cinder; specifically, in the plural, the refuse of a furnace.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Dandruff or scurf on the head.
  • noun Low Anger or vexation; rage.
  • intransitive verb Prov. Eng. To wander about; to saunter; to talk incoherently.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Dandruff—scaly white dead skin flakes from the human scalp.
  • noun Hair follicles and dead skin shed from mammals.
  • noun 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.
  • noun slang Passion, temper, anger. Usually preceded by "have" or "get" and followed by "up".
  • verb To wander about.
  • verb To maunder, to talk incoherently.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small scales from animal skins or hair or bird feathers that can cause allergic reactions in some people
  • noun a feeling of anger and animosity

Etymologies

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Alteration of dandruff

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Alteration of dandle or daddle

Examples

  • Cat dander is the only thing which makes me have terrible trouble breathing – my lungs, throat, I get itchy, sneezy, wheezy … and only seems worse, not better, with time around cats.

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  • Thanks to her doctor’s recommendations she finds herself feeling decafargic by noon. cardiacpopups – the messages that popup on your computer when you are in the middle of an important project and warn you that your computer is about to conk out. on 07 Sep 2007 at 5: 52 pm Kimberly defurrify – to remove pet hair/dander from a person or thing on 07 Sep 2007 at 6: 12 pm Heather

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  • When a pet licks itself and the saliva dries, protein particles called dander become airborne.

    You Raising Your Child

  • When a pet licks itself and the saliva dries, protein particles called dander become airborne.

    You Raising Your Child

  • When a pet licks itself and the saliva dries, protein particles called dander become airborne.

    You Raising Your Child

  • When a pet licks itself and the saliva dries, protein particles called dander become airborne.

    You Raising Your Child

  • Barrère and Leland also credit the Dutch with dander, which is commonly assumed to be an American corruption of dandruff.

    Chapter 2. The Beginnings of American. 2. Sources of Early Americanisms

  • "No-o," with characteristic candor replied the penitent fiddler, "I dinna think that I'll juist exactly kill mysel, but I'm gaun to tak a dander doon the burn (brook) wi 'the gun and gie mysel a deevil o' a fleg (fright)."

    The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

  • The maid's scorn roused Jordan's "dander," as he would have expressed it.

    Chronicles of Avonlea

  • The maid's scorn roused Jordan's "dander," as he would have expressed it.

    Chronicles of Avonlea

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  • British slang: 1. a leisurely stroll 2. temper

    June 13, 2009

  • "A few white mammal-bellied clouds dandered like plutocrats across the blue floor of the sky, and the reeky old city and many sorts of town and village and farmland were below me, and bleak hills edging the borders behind me, and the blue mountains edging the highlands in front, and the firth between them widening with islands and ships to the sea."

    - Looking down on Auld Reekie, in 1982, Janine by Alasdair Gray

    November 26, 2011