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dander1

Pronunciation /ˈdandər/ /ˈdændər/

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noun

‘People like to be inflamed, get their dander up, and the problem is, it's too easy.’
  • ‘People got their dander up when their trash wasn't collected.’
  • ‘Finally, I got my dander up and accosted him in his office.’
  • ‘If you can't bring yourself to get steamed up about ID cards, surely that image gets your dander up, even a little.’
  • ‘They put something in the water here to get your dander up and make you feel violent.’
  • ‘Corporate conduct has to be particularly poor or offensive before our judges get their dander up, but that's what seems to have happened in this case against the CBA’
  • ‘But nothing gets my dander up more than blasted taxation.’

Phrases

    get one's dander up
    informal
    • Lose one's temper.

      • ‘this doesn't half get my dander up’

Origin

Mid 19th century (originally US): of unknown origin.

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dander2

Pronunciation /ˈdandər/ /ˈdændər/

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noun

  • Skin flakes in an animal's fur or hair.

    ‘you can keep your cat free of dander by proper care’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Asthma is caused by environmental triggers including cat dander, cockroaches, dust mites and tobacco smoke.’
    • ‘People with allergic rhinitis develop symptoms only when exposed to the things they're allergic to, such as cat dander and ragweed pollen.’
    • ‘It may (but not always) help to wash the animal at least once a week to remove excess dander and collected pollens.’
    • ‘I've had various animal dander allergies forever, and was having serious troubles with breathing, so the doctors decided steroidal treatments and ventilators would be best.’
    • ‘Asthma develops only in people with a genetic predisposition toward it, but that predisposition is made manifest when triggered by environmental conditions such as smoke, animal dander, and air pollution.’
    • ‘Animal dander can create allergies that manifest only at night, and the movement of any pet on your bed can wake you up.’
    • ‘Although you cannot completely prevent dander from getting into your bedroom, keeping the animal out will greatly reduce the level of pet allergen in that room.’
    • ‘This cleaning team, although satisfactory in every other way, was apparently the source of animal dander that caused an exacerbation of atopic symptoms in the family.’
    • ‘Dust mites and animal dander are problematic when they become airborne during vacuuming, making beds or when textiles are disturbed.’
    • ‘Animal saliva, sweat, urine and dander (flakes of dead skin) can act as powerful allergens.’
    • ‘But animal dander (skin flakes), saliva, urine, and feathers can cause allergic reactions.’
    • ‘Allergic symptoms in these people are caused by the body's reaction to a specific protein found in the animal's saliva, urine, or dander (tiny flakes from the skin, fur, or feathers).’
    • ‘People can have similar reactions to dust mite feces, pollen, animal dander and many other particulates in the environment.’
    • ‘For many if not most people with asthma, a major cause of their asthma is an allergy to airborne substances such as pollen, mold, dust mites and animal dander.’
    • ‘If you are allergic to dust, mold, animal dander, or other year-round allergens, there are some modifications of your environment that may help.’
    • ‘Allergy is an overreaction to environmental pollens, mites in house dust, animal dander, molds, and foods.’
    • ‘Other substances that can cause hives and angioedema include pollen, animal dander, latex and substances injected into your skin from insect stings.’

Origin

Late 18th century related to dandruff.

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dander3

Pronunciation /ˈdandər/ /ˈdændər/

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noun

Scottish
  • A stroll.

    • ‘we'll take a bit of a dander and get the fresh air’

verb

Scottish no object, with adverbial of direction
  • Stroll.

    • ‘he dandered in to change his coat’

Origin

Late 16th century frequentative form; perhaps related to dialect dadder ‘quake’ and daddle ‘dawdle’.

Pronunciation

dander

/ˈdandər/ /ˈdændər/