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DANDER

 Dictionary entry overview: What does dander mean? 

DANDER (noun)
  The noun DANDER has 2 senses:

1. small scales from animal skins or hair or bird feathers that can cause allergic reactions in some people
2. a feeling of anger and animosity

  Familiarity information: DANDER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DANDER (noun)


Sense 1dander [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Small scales from animal skins or hair or bird feathers that can cause allergic reactions in some people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("dander" is a kind of...):

exfoliation; scale; scurf (a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin)


Sense 2dander [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of anger and animosity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

hackles; dander

Context example:

having one's hackles or dander up

Hypernyms ("dander" is a kind of...):

anger; choler; ire (a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance)


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