- 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.
- Scot. a stroll; saunter.
- British Dialect. a fit of shivering.
- 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
- a stroll
- (intr) to stroll
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).
- Small scales from the skin, hair, or feathers of an animal, often causing an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals.
see get one’s back (dander) up.