noun Van·dyke \van-ˈdīk, vən-\

Definition of Vandyke

  1. 1a [from the collars depicted in portraits by Vandyke] :  a wide collar with a deeply indented edgeb :  one of several V-shaped points forming a decorative edgingc :  a border of such points

  2. 2 [from the beards worn in portraits by Vandyke] :  a trim pointed beard


play \van-ˈdīkt, vən-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of vandyke

Anthony Vandyke

First Known Use: 1754

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