dander







dander


noun

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

noun

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

noun

  1. small particles or scales of hair or feathers
  2. get one’s dander up or get someone’s dander up informal to become or to cause someone to become annoyed or angry

noun

  1. a stroll

verb

  1. (intr) to stroll
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).

n.

  1. 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.

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