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Definition of dandruff noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dandruff

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdændrʌf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdændrʌf//
 
[uncountable] Describing hair
 
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very small pieces of dead skin, seen as a white dust in a person’s hair a dandruff shampoo See related entries: Describing hair Word Origin mid 16th cent.: the first element is unknown; the second (-ruff) is perhaps related to Middle English rove ‘quality of being flaky’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dandruff