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A scaly scurf formed on and shed from the scalp, sometimes caused by seborrhea.

[dand-, of unknown origin + dialectal hurf, scurf (from Old Norse hrufa, crust, scab).]

dan′druff·y adj.


adj hairschuppig
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"He may always have slightly dandruffy skin but he loves a good scratch and a groom and this really helps."
(You know the type: Ugly, feminine, intense, dandruffy, bad teeth, and always prattling about civil liberties and human rights, which in my book are licenses to oppress the law-abiding and allow criminal behavior by minorities.) The colonels did eventually screw it all up, in fact very badly, but they didn't steal and were never given a chance by the rest of Europe.
Similarly, those on very low-fat diets may lack Omega 6 and 3 fatty acids leading to a 'dandruffy' coat.