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Temper or anger: What got their dander up?
[Perhaps alteration of dunder, fermented cane juice used in rum-making, fermentation, possibly alteration of Spanish redundar, to overflow, from Latin redundāre; see redundant.]
Scurf from the coat or feathers of various animals, often of an allergenic nature.
[Alteration of dandruff.]
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1. (Zoology) small particles or scales of hair or feathers
2. get one's dander up get someone's dander up informal to become or to cause someone to become annoyed or angry
[C19: changed from dandruff]
dander(ˈdændə; Scottish ˈdændər)
(intr) to stroll
[C19: of unknown origin]
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1. loose scales formed on the skin and shed from the coat or feathers of various animals.
2. Informal. anger; temper: Don't get your dander up.
[1825–35; alter. of dandruff]
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Past participle: dandered
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|Noun||1.||dander - small scales from animal skins or hair or bird feathers that can cause allergic reactions in some people|
|2.||dander - a feeling of anger and animosity; "having one's hackles or dander up"|
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dandern caspa (de los animales)
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