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Definition of "dandruff" [dandruff]

  • A scaly scurf formed on and shed from the scalp, sometimes caused by seborrhea. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dandruff" in a sentence
  • "Metabolomics is well suited to analyzing dandruff, which isn't just skin flaking as a result of a dry scalp."
  • "What it means: What most of us grew up calling dandruff is now understood to be a complicated interaction of health issues that deserve to be taken seriously."
  • "Mrs. Woodruff was called dandruff, and Miss Tidy was called Untidy because she was."