dander up

dander up
dander up

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  • Dander — is an informal term for a material shed from the body of various animals, similar to dandruff. It may contain scales of dried skin and hair, or feathers. It is a cause of allergies in humans.[1] See also Cat allergy Dog allergy Powder down… …   Wikipedia

  • dander — (n.) 1831, American English, temper, of unknown origin; perhaps originally from figurative use of W.Indies dander, dunder fermentation of sugar, from Sp. redundar to overflow, from L. redundare (see REDUNDANT (Cf. redundant)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dander — ► NOUN (in phrase get/have one s dander up) informal ▪ lose one s temper. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • dander — [dan′dər] n. [< ?] 1. tiny particles, as from feathers, skin, or hair, that may cause allergies ☆ 2. Informal anger or temper get one s dander up Informal to become or make angry; lose, or make lose, one s temper …   English World dictionary

  • Dander — Dan der, n. [Corrupted from dandruff.] 1. Dandruff or scurf on the head. [1913 Webster] 2. Anger or vexation; rage. [Low] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dander — Dan der, v. i. [See {Dandle}.] To wander about; to saunter; to talk incoherently. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dander — index resentment Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dander — 1. noun a) Dandruff scaly white dead skin flakes from the human scalp. Hell get his dander up if his team is criticized. b) Hair follicles and dead skin shed from mammals. She has her dander up every day about discrimination against women. 2.… …   Wiktionary

  • dander — n. temper to get one s dander up * * * [ dændə] [ temper ] to get one s dander up …   Combinatory dictionary

  • dander — I. /ˈdændə/ (say danduh) noun particles of dry scales or fluff, shed from the skin, hair or feathers of animals, which may act as allergens. {? variant of dandruff} II. /ˈdændə/ (say danduh) noun Colloquial temper: *Grandma s suspicions roused… …   Australian English dictionary