Dandruff meaning

dăn'drəf
A scaly scurf formed on and shed from the scalp, sometimes caused by seborrhea.
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Little scales or flakes of dead skin formed on the scalp.
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A condition of the scalp in which such scales are formed.
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A scaly scurf formed on and shed from the scalp, sometimes caused by seborrhea.
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Scaly white dead skin flakes from the human scalp; Pityriasis capitis.

Dandruff is on my collar again.

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Origin of dandruff

The word is first attested in 1545; the first element is obscure, the second element derives from a Northumbrian or East Anglian term huff, hurf (“scab”), from Old Norse hrufa, from Proto-Germanic *hreubaz, *hreufaz (“rough, scabby”), source of Old English hrēofla (“leprosy, leper”). More at reef.