Dander meaning

dăn'dər
Temper or anger.

What got their dander up?

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Scurf from the coat or feathers of various animals, often of an allergenic nature.
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Tiny particles, as from feathers, skin, or hair, that may cause allergies.
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Anger or temper.
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Scurf from the coat or feathers of various animals, often of an allergenic nature.
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Dandruff—scaly white dead skin flakes from the human scalp.
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Hair follicles and dead skin shed from mammals.
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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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(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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To wander about.
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To maunder, to talk incoherently.
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Origin of dander

Perhaps alteration of dunder fermented cane juice used in rum-making, fermentation possibly alteration of Spanish redundar to overflow from Latin redundāre redundant