Definition of dandruff
: scaly white or grayish flakes of dead skin cells especially of the scalp; also : the condition marked by excessive shedding of such flakes and usually accompanied by itching
dandruffyplay \-drə-fē\ adjective
Examples of dandruff in a sentence
The shampoo is supposed to help control dandruff.
Origin and Etymology of dandruff
probably from dand- (origin unknown) + -ruff, from Middle English rove scabby condition, from Old Norse hrūfa scab; akin to Old High German hruf scurf, Lithuanian kraupus rough
First Known Use: 1545
DANDRUFF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dandruff for English Language Learners
: very small white pieces of dead skin that form especially on a person's head
DANDRUFF Defined for Kids
Definition of dandruff for Students
: thin dry whitish flakes of dead skin that form on the scalp and come off freely
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