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dander1

[dan-der] /ˈdæn dər/
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.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; alteration of dandruff

dander2

[dan-der] /ˈdæn dər/
noun
1.
Scot. a stroll; saunter.
2.
British Dialect. a fit of shivering.
Origin
1590-1600; origin uncertain
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Examples for dander
  • The left and the right are always in a dander over something.
  • Most of the dander written about are completely unsupported and are written about to create a fear and urgency for action.
  • Elevated feeding and watering stations keep birds from fouling the water supply with feathers, feather dander, and droppings.
  • The saliva sticks to the dog's skin and is called dander.
  • Place filtering material over the heating outlets to trap animal dander.
  • Dogs, cats, rodents and other mammals can trigger asthma in individuals with an allergic reaction to animal dander.
  • If an animal is present in the school, direct exposure to the animal's dander and bodily fluids is possible.
British Dictionary definitions for dander

dander1

/ˈdændə/
noun
1.
small particles or scales of hair or feathers
2.
(informal) get one's dander up, get someone's dander up, to become or to cause someone to become annoyed or angry
Word Origin
C19: changed from dandruff

dander2

/ˈdændə; Scottish ˈdændər/
noun
1.
a stroll
verb
2.
(intransitive) to stroll
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for dander
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).

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dander in Medicine

dander dan·der (dān'dər)
n.
Small scales from the skin, hair, or feathers of an animal, often causing an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals.

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Slang definitions & phrases for dander

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get one's dander up


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