• WordNet 3.6
    • n dander a feeling of anger and animosity "having one's hackles or dander up"
    • n dander small scales from animal skins or hair or bird feathers that can cause allergic reactions in some people
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Any animal that has skin hair or fur can get dandruff, but in animals it is called "dander."
    • Dander Anger or vexation; rage.
    • Dander Dandruff or scurf on the head.
    • v. i Dander To wander about; to saunter; to talk incoherently.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dander To wander about aimlessly; saunter.
    • dander To talk incoherently; maunder; hence, to make a loud buzzing or reverberating sound.
    • n dander Dandruff; scurf.
    • n dander Anger; passion.
    • n dander A cinder; specifically, in the plural, the refuse of a furnace.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Dander dan′dėr (Scot.) to walk leisurely or idly.
    • n Dander a form of Dandruff (vulg.), anger: passion
    • n Dander (Scot.) furnace cinders.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Corrupted from dandruff,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. dub.


In literature:

At last he got his dander up, and he thought it was about time to interfere, so he rapped on the table, and asked for silence.
"Tales of Fantasy and Fact" by Brander Matthews
The truth is my dander was up and nothing but war should bring it right again.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8" by Charles H. Sylvester
Woe betide the Dominican who raises Tony's dander!
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
Oh, I'll spake enough if they get my dander up.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Gets my dander up when I hear of a man hitting a woman.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
At last he got his dander up, and he thought it was about time to interfere, so he rapped on the table, and asked for silence.
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
But no "dander" was to be seen.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17" by Alexander Leighton
De lion got his dander up, An' he lak to a broke de palin's.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
An' what's more, my wife's beginnin' to get her dander up.
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
But you don't know how I can talk when once I get my dander up.
"Hepsey Burke" by Frank Noyes Westcott
Dat raised my dander, and I grabbed de box and frowed it right over dar heads and cotched 'em fast.
"The Ranger" by Edward S. Ellis
The way R. C. hooked this swordfish showed that somebody had got his dander up and was out to do things.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
Everything must yield to his "dander" once it is up.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
Withero having unburdened, we dandered down the road, through Masserene and home.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner" by Alexander Irvine
But "his dander was up," he says, and he thought no more, but acted.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 383, September 1847" by Various
Then Frederick the Great got his "dander" up.
"Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast" by Samuel Adams Drake
But one thing did raise my dander a leetle as I went along, that's a fact.
"Highlife in New York: a series of letters to Mr. Zephariah Slick," by Ann S. Stephens
Keep your dander down till then, and you'll see a good deal better.
"Crusoe's Island: A Ramble in the Footsteps of Alexander Selkirk" by John Ross Browne
I come up against 'em accidental at first, and that got their danders up agin me.
"Indian and Scout" by F. S. Brereton
He's takkin a dander through the buryin' ground wi' Snecky Hobart.
"When a Man's Single" by J. M. Barrie

In poetry:

“Clean off his bunk he made a bound,
And when he rubbed his eyes
I’m safe to swear poor Johnnie found
His dander ’gin to rise.
For there were diggers standin’ round—
Their missuses likewise.
"The Sleeping Beauty" by Henry Lawson

In news:

The Ecology Works Anti- Allergen Solution is a plant-based, stain-free, non-toxic liquid the company says neutralizes protein allergens on contact, including dust mite feces, cockroach droppings, and dander from cats and dogs.
From pet dander to volatile organic compounds, indoor allergens can cause discomfort and health issues as bothersome as when pollen is in season.
The Campaigns Microtarget Our Undecided Scalp Dander .
Light bulbs promises to clean dander from air.
TVA's dander up over cats on its NW Alabama land.
Question from Gay S. What can be done to help with an older cat (maybe l6 or l7 yrs) who has an over abundance of dander .
Substances such as dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, and pollen are some of the main allergens leading to hay fever .
Substances such as dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, and pollen are some of the main allergens leading to hay fever.
What really gets Noel's dander up are the knockoffs .
Sometimes when you publicly discuss churches and old-time religion, folks can get their dander up a smidgen.
The Schering- Plough Corporation's Clarinex allergy drug won government approval for treatment of hives and reactions to dust and animal dander.
The longtime host of HBO's political slugfest 'Real Time' skews rabidly liberal on most issues, but when his dander is up, even President Obama isn't safe.
Dust mites, mold spores, and pet dander are microscopic, but they can cause big problems for guests who suffer from allergies and asthma.
Dander eater and dander maker.
The Food From the Goose That Gets Up the Dander.