Meaning of “dandruff” in the English Dictionary


"dandruff" in English

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dandruffnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈdæn.drʌf/ us /ˈdæn.drəf/

Examples from literature

  • He shook his head, shaking dandruff down on his coat as he did so. 
  • He was well dressed but the lapels of his coat were dirty with ashes, and its collar was strewn with dandruff. 
  • Makes the hair soft and fluffy, prevents the formation of dandruff and the falling out of the hair. 
  • That warm borax water will remove dandruff. 
  • The worst enemy of the hair is dandruff. 

(Definition of “dandruff” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dandruff" in American English

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dandruffnoun [ U ]

us /ˈdæn·drəf/

small, white bits of dead skin that sometimes gather in the hair or fall on the clothes, esp. on the shoulders

(Definition of “dandruff” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)