dander

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Etymology 1Edit

From a shortening of dandruff.

NounEdit

dander ‎(uncountable)

  1. Dandruff—scaly white dead skin flakes from the human scalp.
  2. Hair follicles and dead skin shed from mammals.
  3. 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.
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Etymology 2Edit

Origin uncertain.

NounEdit

dander ‎(uncountable)

  1. (chiefly Scotland) A cinder; (in the plural) the refuse of a furnace
  2. (slang) Passion, temper, anger. Usually preceded by "have" or "get" and followed by "up".
    He'll get his dander up if his team is criticized.
    She has her dander up every day about discrimination against women.

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Etymology 3Edit

Alteration of dandle or daddle

VerbEdit

dander ‎(third-person singular simple present danders, present participle dandering, simple past and past participle dandered)

  1. To wander about.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 16
      So as neither of them were particularly pressed for time, as it happened, and the temperature refreshing since it cleared up after the recent visitation of Jupiter Pluvius, they dandered along past by where the empty vehicle was waiting without a fare or a jarvey
  2. To maunder, to talk incoherently.
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DanishEdit

VerbEdit

dander

  1. imperative of dandere

ScotsEdit

NounEdit

dander (uncountable)

  1. (Ulster) A gentle meandering walk with no particular haste or purpose.
    To go for a dander on the beach.

VerbEdit

dander

  1. (Ulster) To walk along with no particular haste.
    To dander along the beach.

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