dander

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Etymology 1[edit]

From a shortening of dandruff.

Noun[edit]

dander (usually uncountable, plural danders)

  1. Dandruff—scaly white dead skin flakes from the human scalp.
  2. Hair follicles and dead skin shed from mammals.
  3. Allergen particles that accumulate on and may be shed from the skin and fur of domestic animals, especially from household pets such as cats and dogs.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Origin uncertain.

Noun[edit]

dander (plural danders)

  1. (chiefly Scotland) A cinder; (in the plural) the refuse of a furnace
  2. (slang) Passion, temper, anger. Usually preceded by "have" or "get" and followed by "up".
    He'll get his dander up if his team is criticized.
    She has her dander up every day about discrimination against women.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Alteration of dandle or daddle

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Verb[edit]

dander (third-person singular simple present danders, present participle dandering, simple past and past participle dandered)

  1. To wander about.
    • 1922 February, James Joyce, “[[Episode 16]]”, in Ulysses, London: The Egoist Press, published October 1922, OCLC 2297483:
      So as neither of them were particularly pressed for time, as it happened, and the temperature refreshing since it cleared up after the recent visitation of Jupiter Pluvius, they dandered along past by where the empty vehicle was waiting without a fare or a jarvey
    • 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1962, page 195:
      "I'll have no more of it. I'll have no more Dinny Ryans handlin' flesh and blood of my gettin'. Ye'd see me dyin' for a sup of drink to give me peace, and you philanderin' and danderin' with yon scut of a fellow, and worse doin's behind that, if the truth is told."
  2. To maunder, to talk incoherently.
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Danish[edit]

Verb[edit]

dander

  1. imperative of dandere

Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

dander (uncountable)

  1. (Ulster) A gentle meandering walk with no particular haste or purpose.
    To go for a dander on the beach.

Verb[edit]

dander

  1. (Ulster) To walk along with no particular haste.
    To dander along the beach.

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