Alternative forms 
- dandriff (rare)
The word is first attested in 1545; the first element is obscure, the second element derives from Northumbrian or E. Anglian dialect huff, hurf (“scab”), from Old Norse hrufa, from Proto-Germanic *hreubaz, *hreufaz (“rough, scabby”), source of Old English hrēofla (“leprosy, leper”). More at reef.
- Scaly white dead skin flakes from the human scalp; Pityriasis capitis.
- Dandruff is on my collar again.
Derived terms