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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).

dander (n.1)

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

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