dander

1 [dan-der]
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:
1825–35; alteration of dandruff

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dander

2 [dan-der]
noun
1.
Scot. a stroll; saunter.
2.
British Dialect. a fit of shivering.

Origin:
1590–1600; origin uncertain

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dander1 (ˈdændə)
 
n
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
 
[C19: changed from dandruff]

dander2 (ˈdændə, Scottish ˈdændər)
 
n
1.  a stroll
 
vb
2.  (intr) to stroll
 
[C19: of unknown origin]

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dander
1831, Amer.Eng., "temper," originally (W.Indies) "fermentation of sugar," perhaps from Sp. redundar "to overflow," from L. redundare.
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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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Idioms & Phrases

dander

see get one's back (dander) up.

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Example sentences
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.
Place filtering material over the heating outlets to trap animal dander.
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