Definitions for danderˈdæn dər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
loose scales formed on the skin and shed from the coat or feathers of various animals.
Category: Pathology, Zoology
Informal. anger; temper:
Don't get your dander up.
Origin of dander:
1825–35; alter. of dandruff
small scales from animal skins or hair or bird feathers that can cause allergic reactions in some people
a feeling of anger and animosity
"having one's hackles or dander up"
Passion, temper, anger. Usually preceded by "have" or "get" and followed by "up".
To wander about.
To maunder, to talk incoherently.
Origin: Alteration of dandruff
dandruff or scurf on the head
anger or vexation; rage
to wander about; to saunter; to talk incoherently