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



BrE BrE//ˈdændrʌf//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdændrʌf//
[uncountable] Describing hair
jump to other results
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 Originmid 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