dandruff


dandruff

noun

  1. a seborrheic scurf that forms on the scalp and comes off in small scales.

noun

  1. loose scales of dry dead skin shed from the scalpAlso called (now rarely): dandriff
n.

1540s, first element obscure, second element is Northumbrian or East Anglian dialectal huff, hurf “scab,” from Old Norse hrufa, from Proto-Germanic *hreufaz, source of Old English hreofla “leper.”

n.

  1. A scaly scurf formed on and shed from the scalp.

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