Etymology
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dander (n.1)

"scurf, dandruff," 1786; earlier dandro (1590s), of uncertain origin (see dandruff).

dander (n.2)

"temper, anger, passion," 1831, American English, of unknown origin; perhaps a figurative use somehow of dander (n.1), or of West Indian dander, dunder "fermentation of sugar" (in English from 1796), from Spanish redundar "to overflow," from Latin redundare (see redundant).

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Definitions of dander

dander (n.)
small scales from animal skins or hair or bird feathers that can cause allergic reactions in some people;
dander (n.)
a feeling of anger and animosity;
having one's hackles or dander up
Synonyms: hackles
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