Dandriff
Dandriff Dan"driff (d[a^]n"dr[i^]f), n. See {Dandruff}. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

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  • dandriff — Dandruff Dandruff (d[a^]n dr[u^]f), n. [Prob. from W. toncrust, peel, skin + AS. dr[=o]f dirty, draffy, or W. drwg bad: cf. AS. tan a letter, an eruption. [root]240.] A scurf which forms on the head, and comes off in small scales or particles.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dandriff — noun Alternative spelling of dandruff …   Wiktionary

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  • Dandruff — (d[a^]n dr[u^]f), n. [Prob. from W. toncrust, peel, skin + AS. dr[=o]f dirty, draffy, or W. drwg bad: cf. AS. tan a letter, an eruption. [root]240.] A scurf which forms on the head, and comes off in small scales or particles. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dandruff — dandruffy, dandriffy, adj. /dan dreuhf/, n. a seborrheic scurf that forms on the scalp and comes off in small scales. Also, dandriff /dan drif/. [1535 45; orig. uncert.] * * * Skin disorder of the scalp, a mild form of dermatitis. It affects most …   Universalium

  • dandruff — [16] The word dandruff (or dandriff, as it commonly used to be) first appears, out of the blue, in the mid 16th century, with no known relatives. Its first element, dand , remains utterly obscure, but the second part may have been borrowed from… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • dandruff — /ˈdændrəf / (say dandruhf), / rʌf/ (say ruf) noun a scurf which forms on the scalp and comes off in small scales. Also, dandriff. {origin unknown} …   Australian English dictionary

  • dandruff — [16] The word dandruff (or dandriff, as it commonly used to be) first appears, out of the blue, in the mid 16th century, with no known relatives. Its first element, dand , remains utterly obscure, but the second part may have been borrowed from… …   Word origins

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