Simple Definition of vandal
: a person who deliberately destroys or damages property : a person who vandalizes something
Full Definition of vandal
1 capitalized : a member of a Germanic people who lived in the area south of the Baltic Sea between the Vistula and the Oder rivers, overran Gaul, Spain, and northern Africa in the fourth and fifth centuries a.d. , and in 455 sacked Rome
2 : one who willfully or ignorantly destroys, damages, or defaces property belonging to another or to the public
Examples of vandal
Vandals defaced the school's walls.
<a group of vandals broke into the school and painted graffiti on the walls>
Origin of vandal
Latin Vandalii (plural), of Germanic origin
First Known Use: 1530
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