dander

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdændə/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdændɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(dandər)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
dan•der1 /ˈdændɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Informal Termsanger;
    temper:Don't get your dander up.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dan•der1  (dandər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Pathology, Zoologyloose scales formed on the skin and shed from the coat or feathers of various animals, often causing allergic reactions in susceptible persons.
  2. Informal Termsanger;
    temper:Don't get your dander up over such a trifle.
  • alteration of dandruff 1825–35

dan•der2  (dandər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. British Terms, Scottish Terms[Scot.]a stroll;
    saunter.
  2. British Termsa fit of shivering.
  • origin, originally uncertain 1590–1600

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
dander /ˈdændə/ n
  1. small particles or scales of hair or feathers
  2. get one's dander up, get someone's dander upinformal to become or to cause someone to become annoyed or angry
Etymology: 19th Century: changed from dandruff
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