Dander definition

dăndər
Temper or anger.

What got their dander up?

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Tiny particles, as from feathers, skin, or hair, that may cause allergies.
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(informal) Anger or temper.
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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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Scurf from the coat or feathers of various animals, often of an allergenic nature.
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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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To maunder, to talk incoherently.
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have one's (or get someone's) dander up
  • to be (or cause someone to become) angry
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

have one's (<i>or</i> get someone's) dander up

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of dandruff

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of dandle or daddle

    From Wiktionary

  • Alteration of dandruff

    From Wiktionary