noun(in phrase get/have one's dander up) informal
Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
Words that rhyme with danderAmanda, Aranda, Baganda, Banda, brander, candour (US candor), coriander, expander, gander, germander, goosander, jacaranda, Leander, Luanda, Lysander, meander, memoranda, Menander, Miranda, oleander, panda, pander, pasanda, philander, propaganda, Rwanda, sander, Skanda, stander, Uganda, understander, Vanda, veranda, withstander, zander
- House dust mites, pollens, animal dander, and other allergy-causing agents can be reduced, although not eliminated, through regular cleaning.
- Second, if you are outside doing anything with the dog, you will be bringing dander back into the house with you and setting off your wife's allergies.
- Unfortunately, strict avoidance of animal allergens is practically impossible, because even if domestic animals are not in the home there is still a possibility of significant exposure due to transfer of animal dander in public places.
Late 18th century: related to dandruff.
Entry from British & World English dictionary
verb[no object, with adverbial of direction] Back to top
Late 16th century: frequentative form; perhaps related to dialect dadder 'quake' and daddle 'dawdle'.
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