1831, American English, "temper," of unknown origin; perhaps originally from figurative use of West Indies dander, dunder "fermentation of sugar," from Spanish redundar "to overflow," from Latin redundare (see redundant).
1. Big shots get their dander up and memos start flying.
2. Hotter water was also better at removing dog dander and pollen.
3. Have you worked in an environment with animals or their dander?
4. He gets his dander up on hearing the news.
5. When i dander, the police appeared in front of me.