Scurf vs Dander - What's the difference?

scurf | dander |

As nouns the difference between scurf and dander

is that scurf is a skin disease while dander is dandruff—scaly white dead skin flakes from the human scalp or dander can be (slang) passion, temper, anger usually preceded by "have" or "get" and followed by "up".

As a verb dander is

to wander about.




  • A skin disease.
  • The flakes of skin that fall off as a result of a skin disease.
  • Any crust-like formations on the skin, or in general.
  • * Milton
  • There stood a hill not far, whose grisly top / Belched fire and rolling smoke; the rest entire / Shone with a glossy scurf .
  • (figurative) The foul remains of anything adherent.
  • * Dryden
  • The scurf is worn away of each committed crime.
  • (botany) Minute membranous scales on the surface of some leaves, as in the goosefoot.
  • (Gray)



    (wikipedia dander)

    Etymology 1

    Alteration of dandruff


  • Dandruff—scaly white dead skin flakes from the human scalp.
  • Hair follicles and dead skin shed from mammals.
  • Allergen particles that accumulate on and may be shed from the skin and fur of domestic animals, especially from household pets such as cats and dogs.
  • Etymology 2



  • (slang) Passion, temper, anger. Usually preceded by "have" or "get" and followed by "up".
  • He'll get his dander up if his team is criticized.
    She has her dander up every day about discrimination against women.

    See also

    * knee-jerk (Passion, temper, anger)

    Etymology 3

    Alteration of dandle or daddle


    (en verb)
  • To wander about.
  • * , Episode 16
  • So as neither of them were particularly pressed for time, as it happened, and the temperature refreshing since it cleared up after the recent visitation of Jupiter Pluvius, they dandered along past by where the empty vehicle was waiting without a fare or a jarvey
  • To maunder, to talk incoherently.
  • Derived terms
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